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Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi)

Lopi Álafosslopi is a classic bulky weight yarn great for Icelandic-style sweaters. The beautiful color selection makes Lopi Álafosslopi perfect for fair isle work - from sweaters to mittens. Made in Iceland.

Find out more how Lopi yarn has stood the test of time from Clara Parkes in her Knitter's Review article.

Content:
100% Icelandic Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/109yds
Gauge:
3.25 sts = 1" on US 10.5
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
$8.99 skein Discountable
  • 1232 Arctic Exposure In Stock 33 skeins $8.99
  • 0005 Black Heather In Stock 21 skeins $8.99
  • 0010 Dk. Denim Heather In Stock 28 skeins $8.99
  • 0051 White In Stock 24 skeins $8.99
  • 0052 Black Sheep In Stock 4 skeins $8.99
  • 0053 Acorn In Stock 27 skeins $8.99
  • 0054 Ash Heather In Stock 23 skeins $8.99
  • 0056 Lt. Grey In Stock 19 skeins $8.99
  • 0057 Grey In Stock 37 skeins $8.99
  • 0058 Dark Grey In Stock 11 skeins $8.99
  • 0059 Black In Stock 28 skeins $8.99
  • 0085 Oatmeal In Stock 30 skeins $8.99
  • 0086 Lt. Beige In Stock 28 skeins $8.99
  • 0118 Navy In Stock 25 skeins $8.99
  • 0163 Quiet Purple In Stock 39 skeins $8.99
  • 1233 Space Blue In Stock 17 skeins $8.99
  • 1238 Dusk Red In Stock 13 skeins $8.99
  • 1241 Gloxinia In Stock 22 skeins $8.99
  • 9958 Light Indigo In Stock 24 skeins $8.99
  • 9961 In Stock 17 skeins $8.99
  • 9962 Ruby Red Heather In Stock 42 skeins $8.99
  • 9964 In Stock 30 skeins $8.99
  • 9966 Cypress Green Heather In Stock 28 skeins $8.99
  • 9967 Teal Heather In Stock 6 skeins $8.99
  • 9969 Fuschia Heather In Stock 35 skeins $8.99
  • 9971 Amber Heather In Stock 19 skeins $8.99
  • 9974 Lt. Gray Tweed In Stock 28 skeins $8.99
  • 9975 Black Tweed In Stock 25 skeins $8.99
  • 9983 Apple Green In Stock 49 skeins $8.99
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�lafosslopi (Lopi)
 
4.6

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (37)
  • Knits quickly (36)
  • Dyed evenly (26)
  • Nice texture (20)
  • Easy to fix (16)

Cons

  • Coarse (12)
  • Sheds (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (31)
  • Felting (26)
  • Hats (25)
  • Scarves (6)
  • Gloves (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (22), Artist (16), Parent (5), Collector (3), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great yarn, would buy again

I was excited this yarn was part of the April Anniversary Sale. I love working with single ply yarn, and I've been trying to find a new love ever since Cascade yarns discontinued their...Read complete review

I was excited this yarn was part of the April Anniversary Sale. I love working with single ply yarn, and I've been trying to find a new love ever since Cascade yarns discontinued their soft spun and pastanza lines. Alafosslopi almost fits the bill. The colors are absolutely beautiful and it knits up quickly and smoothly. It is a little corse, but softens up when knit, and I'm sure will become even softer over time. And although corse, it is not unpleasant to work with. I did need to pull some straw from the fibers every once and awhile, but that didn't bother me. Overall, the pros outweigh the cons, and I would definitely buy this yarn again.

I used approximately 14 balls to knit a 4.5'x6' color work afghan.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lopi yarn

Made a man's sweater and hat. Unraveled easily while knitting. The odor was so strong my husband would comment on it, even from across the room. Seemed to shrink a bit, even...Read complete review

Made a man's sweater and hat. Unraveled easily while knitting. The odor was so strong my husband would comment on it, even from across the room. Seemed to shrink a bit, even washing it on gentle cycle and cold water. Very careful blocking it. Don't recommend anything but a dry cleaning.

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5.0

Love this yarn

By Sandy

from Pelican Rapids, MN

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

      Booyah!

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      • No

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      5.0

      No Suprises

      By Making a Difference

      from Trenton, New Jersey

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

          Superior quality, color, and workmanship. I have ordered more Lopi over the last three years than any other yarn available at Web Yarns. I love Sally Melville's Einstein Jacket so much I have four, about to make another and just finished the fuchsia one for my 6-year old niece Kayla. What a wonderful yarn for an outstanding finish...

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Lopi...the name says it all

          By Knitncycle

          from Stuttgart, germany

          About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly

          Cons

          • Coarse

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Sweaters

          Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

          This is typical Lopi! Great for felting or use in Icelandic sweaters. You should know that it is a coarser wool so if your skin is sensitive to that, I'd use it for accessories or plan to line it with a fabric such as flannel.

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          5.0

          My favorite wool

          By Grandma of 4

          from Colesville, MD

          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Nordic Ski Sweaters
            • Sweaters

            Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

            This has been my favorite bulky wool for ski sweaters for many years. Traditional and colorful with so many beautiful patterns available - just like so many I remember from Sweden and Norway.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Not quite as shown

            By Ballerina17

            from Fort Worth, TX

            About Me Advanced beginner, Artist, Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

            • Color Match

            Best Uses

            • Coats Loose Fitting
            • Hats
            • Jackets
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

            I'm making a great slouchy car coat that called for this yarn. The yarn feels much softer than I anticipated. My one disappointment is the color match to the screen image. I know dye lots vary but what I thought was tomato red came as a darker almost burgundy shade. More sophisticated color perhaps but not what I expected. Also I had to take a skein out into the sunlight to see the highlight blue and gold colors threads that made the screen image so appealing in the first place. I checked colors against two computers, one with a very very good imaging/color processor and on both computers the red was a tomato hue. I bought this on sale but for another purchase of this scale I would order several different colors to be sure of color.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Warm, richly colored icelandic wool

            By Rabbitsfeet

            from NY State

            About Me Knitter Who Loves Color

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Into Warm Garment
            • Knits Quickly

            Cons

            • Coarse
            • Kids Probably Won't Like
            • Sheds

            Best Uses

            • Felting
            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

            in the distant past I made projects with this yarn. Kids said it was scratchy.
            It is watm and I love the rich, intense colors.

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            • No

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            5.0

            I've made 4 sweaters from this

            By Diane knits

            from Fort Wayne IN

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Socks
              • Sweaters

              Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

              I use lopi yarn to make quick, easy and very warm sweaters for myself and after the winter of 2013 I really appreciate how warm and soft this yarn is.The colors are a nice heather and evenly dyed and I have never found a knot in a skein.

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              4.0

              Nice sweater yarn - thick and thin

              By The test knitter

              from WI

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Knits Quickly
              • Warm

              Cons

              • Sheds

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Sweaters

              Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

              The skeins I got were a bit thick and thin, which I wasn't expecting. This shouldn't be a huge issue unless the sweater doesn't block well because of it. Other reviews state that the yarn is very coarse and too scratchy to work with; I agree that it is coarse but not overly so. This should be well suited to the outerwear cardigan it's intended for.

              I had to rip back a couple places which caused the yarn to shed but it held up well despite that.

              The color I ordered was named light Indigo but I feel it's more of a denim/light blue color. Looks great and makes the cardigan feel more Nordic but not what I was expecting.

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              5.0

              Still the same lovely wool

              By Gram

              from Bend, OR

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              Pros

              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Sweaters

                Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

                I knit my first Lopi sweater nearly 30 years ago. I did a 2nd a few years later, and now am making #3. The yarn is just as I remember it, heavy, very, very warm, lovely colors. There are thousands of Lopi patterns out there, and I chose one that is one of the more classic patterns, Brigette. I am making it in a cardigan. I had hoped to work with Lite Lopi this time, but there are not many Lite Lopi patterns available, and even fewer cardigans. A lovely, timeless yarn.

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                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Lopi yarn

                By Karen

                from North Charleston, SC

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly

                Cons

                • Coarse
                • Shrink In Cold Water
                • Terrible Strong Smell
                • Thin Twigs At Times

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Hats
                • Sweaters

                Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

                Made a man's sweater and hat. Unraveled easily while knitting. The odor was so strong my husband would comment on it, even from across the room. Seemed to shrink a bit, even washing it on gentle cycle and cold water. Very careful blocking it. Don't recommend anything but a dry cleaning.

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                • No

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