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Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi)

Lopi Álafosslopi is a classic 100% wool bulky weight yarn that's 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
$9.49 skein Discountable
  • 1232 Arctic Exposure In Stock 23 skeins $9.49
  • 0005 Black Heather In Stock 26 skeins $9.49
  • 0010 Dk. Denim Heather In Stock 9 skeins $9.49
  • 0051 White In Stock 33 skeins $9.49
  • 0052 Black Sheep In Stock 23 skeins $9.49
  • 0053 Acorn In Stock 28 skeins $9.49
  • 0054 Ash Heather In Stock 25 skeins $9.49
  • 0056 Lt. Grey In Stock 19 skeins $9.49
  • 0057 Grey In Stock 29 skeins $9.49
  • 0058 Dark Grey In Stock 20 skeins $9.49
  • 0059 Black In Stock 13 skeins $9.49
  • 0085 Oatmeal In Stock 50+ skeins $9.49
  • 0086 Lt. Beige In Stock 34 skeins $9.49
  • 0118 Navy In Stock 32 skeins $9.49
  • 1233 Space Blue In Stock 29 skeins $9.49
  • 1238 Dusk Red In Stock 36 skeins $9.49
  • 1241 Gloxinia In Stock 31 skeins $9.49
  • 9958 Light Indigo In Stock 29 skeins $9.49
  • 9961 In Stock 39 skeins $9.49
  • 9962 Ruby Red Heather In Stock 24 skeins $9.49
  • 9964 In Stock 28 skeins $9.49
  • 9966 Cypress Green Heather In Stock 22 skeins $9.49
  • 9967 Teal Heather In Stock 30 skeins $9.49
  • 9969 Fuschia Heather In Stock 24 skeins $9.49
  • 9971 Amber Heather In Stock 21 skeins $9.49
  • 9974 Lt. Gray Tweed In Stock 33 skeins $9.49
  • 9975 Black Tweed In Stock 28 skeins $9.49
  • 9983 Apple Green In Stock 27 skeins $9.49
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�lafosslopi (Lopi)
 
4.6

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (73)
  • Knits quickly (68)
  • Dyed evenly (45)
  • Nice texture (38)
  • Easy to fix (26)

Cons

  • Coarse (18)
  • Sheds (10)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (58)
  • Hats (43)
  • Felting (33)
  • Scarves (17)
  • Gloves (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (40), Artist (22), Novice (7), Parent (7), Collector (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (77), Yes (6)

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

 

Very pretty color, feels very rough

I bought this online based on the color and weight, but when it arrived, the color was gorgeous, but the feeling was very rough. I sent it back.

I bought this online based on the color and weight, but when it arrived, the color was gorgeous, but the feeling was very rough. I sent it back.

Reviewed by 88 customers

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5.0

Classic yarn; excellent in keeping you warm in winter

By Sister A

from Chatham, NJ

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Rich Colors
  • Crochets Up Quickly
  • Yarn Durability

Cons

  • Prickly At First

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Outer Wear
  • Scarves

Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

Crocheting multi-colored scarf. Works up very quickly in open stitches (e.g., wave pattern) using aluminum hook. This is the classic Icelandic wool: starts off prickly but with each hand washing, gets softer. Keeps you very warm in winter. My order supplemented a gift of 3 skeins given to me from a relative who'd just come back from Iceland: website photos were true to color and so my order successfully complemented the gift.

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  • No

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5.0

.The only yarn for the job

By Abrand"s Mom

from Providence, RI

About Me Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

  • Sheds

Best Uses

  • Felting
  • Hats
  • Sweaters

Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

If you are going to knit your first Icelandic sweater, Lopi is the only show in town. Perfect results, and I also arranged an excellent color combination.

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5.0

love love love

By always knitting

from Cape Cod, Ma.

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

  • Coarse

Best Uses

  • Sweaters

Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

My children, grandchildren and the In-Laws all have requested these sweaters. Must keep knitting!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Warm and comfy

By Trotter

from Cody, WY

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

  • Itchy Till Washed

Best Uses

  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Sweaters

Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

First I knitted a beanie with it. Warm, windproof but itchy. I soaked it in fabric softener and that helped. Next I knitted an Icelandic sweater using 3 colors. It's my first sweater and so nice. Covered mistakes well, great to wear over a turtleneck, not too hot, nice outdoor sweater too. Knitting the wool felt nice in my hands. I'm making another sweater. They're beautiful.

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  • No

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5.0

Rare opportunity to purchase Lopi

By Claire de Lune

from Long Beach. IN

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

    Great for Icelandic style Fair Isle sweaters, quick to knit. Good for vintage patterns.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Alafosslopi

    By Patricia

    from New Jersey

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Socks

      Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

      I've been knitting heavy, wool boot socks with this yarn. They knit up quickly and have a wonderful, warm weight that is desirable in a boot sock. Beautiful...will buy more.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Will wear forever!

      By Shudda

      from Eastern Massachusetts

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

        Perfect traditional yarn for Icelandic sweater. The colors are beautiful, the yarn is sturdy and does not pill. It's a little scratchy when it is new, but I'm assuming it will soften with washing and wearing to a classic that will live nearly forever. I am loving working with it and have plans to make a sweater with it for myself once I am finished with my son's "Christmas Sweater" sometime in April!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Love Lopi yarn!

        By Karen

        from Maine

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly

        Cons

        • Itchy - Outer Layer

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

        This yarn is good as an outer layer. Would not use for a young child as it does have the itch factor. In saying that - it is a beautiful warm wool that knits up fast and looks great on any Icelandic pattern.

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        • No

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        5.0

        The best for hats

        By Bunny Rabbit

        from Oak Ridge, TN

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gives The Right Gauge
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats

          Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

          I knit a hat in two days with Lopi, perfect for the patterns. the colors are so clear and attractive, too.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          A pleasure!

          By Yarndaddy

          from MD

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

          • Sheds

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

          Knits up easy. A little hard to slip over my knitters pride carbonz but a measure to work with. Very warm. You can actually smell a little sheep on it! It sheds a little bit it is exactly what I expect from high end Iclandic wool. I liked it so much I bought another round for an extra sweater!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Had a delivery snafu due to an error on the shipping address ( probably my fault). Customer service was outstanding in every respect! I work in retail and know how important good CS is to a buyer. These guys have it down! I highly recommend them for their great selection and awesome service! Thanks.

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          • No

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