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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 10 skeins $8.99
  • 0005 Black Heather In Stock 48 skeins $8.99
  • 0010 Dk. Denim Heather In Stock 31 skeins $8.99
  • 0051 White In Stock 27 skeins $8.99
  • 0052 Black Sheep In Stock 35 skeins $8.99
  • 0053 Acorn In Stock 29 skeins $8.99
  • 0054 Ash Heather In Stock 19 skeins $8.99
  • 0056 Lt. Grey In Stock 18 skeins $8.99
  • 0057 Grey In Stock 10 skeins $8.99
  • 0058 Dark Grey In Stock 1 skein $8.99
  • 0059 Black In Stock 6 skeins $8.99
  • 0085 Oatmeal In Stock 5 skeins $8.99
  • 0086 Lt. Beige In Stock 23 skeins $8.99
  • 0118 Navy In Stock 17 skeins $8.99
  • 0163 Quiet Purple In Stock 28 skeins $8.99
  • 1233 Space Blue In Stock 32 skeins $8.99
  • 1238 Dusk Red In Stock 28 skeins $8.99
  • 1241 Gloxinia In Stock 28 skeins $8.99
  • 9958 Light Indigo In Stock 38 skeins $8.99
  • 9961 In Stock 34 skeins $8.99
  • 9962 Ruby Red Heather In Stock 32 skeins $8.99
  • 9964 In Stock 26 skeins $8.99
  • 9966 Cypress Green Heather In Stock 17 skeins $8.99
  • 9967 Teal Heather Backordered $8.99
  • 9969 Fuschia Heather In Stock 29 skeins $8.99
  • 9971 Amber Heather In Stock 31 skeins $8.99
  • 9974 Lt. Gray Tweed In Stock 33 skeins $8.99
  • 9975 Black Tweed In Stock 13 skeins $8.99
  • 9983 Apple Green In Stock 32 skeins $8.99
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�lafosslopi (Lopi)
 
4.6

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (42)
  • Knits quickly (39)
  • Dyed evenly (28)
  • Nice texture (22)
  • Easy to fix (16)

Cons

  • Coarse (13)
  • Sheds (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (34)
  • Felting (28)
  • Hats (26)
  • Gloves (6)
  • Scarves (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23), Artist (16), Parent (5), Novice (4), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48), 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.

Reviewed by 55 customers

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5.0

Great Yarn

By knitter

from Michigan

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

      This was a very easy yarn with which to work. I really like the look of the garmet.

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      • No

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      5.0

      One of my standby's

      By Nanni

      from MA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Coarse

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Gloves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

      Love this yarn for Icelandic sweaters...warm and toasty

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Lovely Lopi

      By newbyKniitter

      from Michigan

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

        I bought this Lopi to make Sally Melville's Einstein Coat. I have not gotten to it yet, except to make and block the gauge swatch, which was perfect. I can't wait!

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        • No

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        5.0

        favorite yarn ever

        By Montana Gal

        from Boyd, MT

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Has Body
        • Knits Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Sweaters

          Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

          I absolutely love the Lopi yarn. To me, it feels like "real" yarn...not so processed. There is even a bit of pasture in the yarn. I'm knitting an Icelandic sweater and the fabric created has so much body. I will definitely be knitting another as soon as this one is finished.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Claw Dee

          from Bradenton, Fl

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Socks

            Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

            Haven't use it yet, but it looks great...love the color.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love this yarn

            By Sandy

            from Pelican Rapids, MN

            See all my reviews

            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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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...

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    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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                    • No

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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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