Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Fuschia Heather (9969)
  • Fiber Content: 100% Icelandic Wool
  • Weight: Bulky
  • Gauge: 3.25 sts = 1" on US 10.5
  • Weight/Yardage: 100g/109yds
  • Care: Hand Wash
  • Country Of Origin: Iceland

Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi)

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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.

Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Black Heather (0005)
New - (0005) Black Heather
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Dk. Denim Heather (0010)
New - (0010) Dk. Denim Heather
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - White (0051)
New - (0051) White
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Black Sheep (0052)
New - (0052) Black Sheep
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Acorn (0053)
New - (0053) Acorn
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Ash Heather (0054)
New - (0054) Ash Heather
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Lt. Gray (0056)
New - (0056) Lt. Gray
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Gray (0057)
New - (0057) Gray
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Dark Gray (0058)
New - (0058) Dark Gray
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Black (0059)
New - (0059) Black
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Oatmeal (0085)
New - (0085) Oatmeal
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Lt. Beige (0086)
New - (0086) Lt. Beige
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Navy (0118)
New - (0118) Navy
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Arctic Exposure (1232)
New - (1232) Arctic Exposure
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Space Blue (1233)
New - (1233) Space Blue
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Dusk Red (1238)
New - (1238) Dusk Red
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Gloxinia (1241)
New - (1241) Gloxinia
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Light Indigo (9958)
New - (9958) Light Indigo
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - 9961 (9961)
New - (9961) 9961
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Ruby Red Heather (9962)
New - (9962) Ruby Red Heather
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - 9964 (9964)
New - (9964) 9964
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Cypress Green Heather (9966)
New - (9966) Cypress Green Heather
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Teal Heather (9967)
New - (9967) Teal Heather
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Fuschia Heather (9969)
New - (9969) Fuschia Heather
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Amber Heather (9971)
New - (9971) Amber Heather
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Lt. Gray Tweed (9974)
New - (9974) Lt. Gray Tweed
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Black Tweed (9975)
New - (9975) Black Tweed
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Apple Green (9983)
New - (9983) Apple Green
$9.49

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trueÁlafosslopi (Lopi)
 
4.6

(based on 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (80)
  • Knits quickly (74)
  • Dyed evenly (49)
  • Nice texture (41)
  • Easy to fix (29)

Cons

  • Coarse (22)
  • Sheds (12)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (63)
  • Hats (46)
  • Felting (35)
  • Scarves (18)
  • Gloves (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (47), Artist (23), Parent (10), Novice (7), Collector (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (82), Yes (10)

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

 

I had bought this yarn over a year ago

I'm finally getting around to using this yarn for a sweater project, had thought to make it for my daughter but decided it would better make it for myself due to the coarseness of...Read complete review

I'm finally getting around to using this yarn for a sweater project, had thought to make it for my daughter but decided it would better make it for myself due to the coarseness of the yarn. I know that it will work up nicely but couldn't imagine dealing with the remarks about it being scratchy. When done, I will take care to soak and treat the finished sweater to soften the yarn. The other thing besides the shedding, the darker yarn had a grainy substance that falls out along with the yarn bits.

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1.0

I am disappointed in this yarn

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from Arlington VA

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Pros

    Cons

    • Coarse
    • Sheds

    Best Uses

      Comments about true Álafosslopi (Lopi):

      The yarn is coarse, uneven in texture and full of pieces of straw like material. I am sorry I purchased it and would not recommend it to anyone.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      I would buy this yarn from this Web site again.

      By 

      from West Des Moines, Iowa

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about true Álafosslopi (Lopi):

        None

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great wool. Fun to work with.

        By 

        from Carborro, NC

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Sweaters

          Comments about true Álafosslopi (Lopi):

          The best use is for a classic Icelandic swearer

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Essential for a traditional Icelandic sweater

          By 

          from Massachusetts

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          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly

          Cons

          • Coarse

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about true Álafosslopi (Lopi):

          Can't say it's soft (or cuddly), but I wanted to make an Icelandic cardigan I could wear as a coat so I wanted the "real" Icelandic wool. Knits easily and quickly and it's going to be very warm!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Will probably buy this product again.

          By 

          from Texas

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          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves

            Comments about true Álafosslopi (Lopi):

            Makes great fingerless gloves for outdoor use when knit with smaller needles. Ex: size 3mom or 4

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            3.0

            I had bought this yarn over a year ago

            By 

            from Minnesota

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly

            Cons

            • Coarse
            • Sheds

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about true Álafosslopi (Lopi):

            I'm finally getting around to using this yarn for a sweater project, had thought to make it for my daughter but decided it would better make it for myself due to the coarseness of the yarn. I know that it will work up nicely but couldn't imagine dealing with the remarks about it being scratchy. When done, I will take care to soak and treat the finished sweater to soften the yarn. The other thing besides the shedding, the darker yarn had a grainy substance that falls out along with the yarn bits.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            It is the ONLY show in town for the real Icelandic knitting.

            By 

            from Providence, RI

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Coarse
            • Snags

            Best Uses

            • Felting
            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about true Álafosslopi (Lopi):

            My daughter is spending a season at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. She wanted a real Icelandic sweater, period, and that is what she got! My first one. I also made a hat and two pairs of mittens to go with. She worn everything in her first 24 hours there, and hasn't taken them off, as far as I know. Then I made on for my nephew on his way to Moscow in January...

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            interesting yarn

            By 

            from Westminster Co.

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            Pros

            • Dense

            Cons

            • A Little Scratchy

            Best Uses

            • Felting

            Comments about true Álafosslopi (Lopi):

            I made a pair of slippers which I felted. The yarn is so compact now it would serve as a pair of shoes!! I wouldn't make a garment with it which was close to bare skin as it's pretty scratchy but can see how water or moisture would not penetrate it. Perhaps a jacket would be OK. I'm sure it would be very warm.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Love this yarn

            By 

            from Boulder, CO

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mittens

              Comments about true Álafosslopi (Lopi):

              I just relearned how to knit mittens with 4 needles to replace a pair that I made 20 years ago with similar yarn. These were the warmest mittens I've ever had and I was very bummed when they finally wore out last winter. I now have a new pair and made a pair for my son also. I love this yarn for its ease of use and its warmth.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Classic yarn; excellent in keeping you warm in winter

              By 

              from Chatham, NJ

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              Pros

              • Beautiful Rich Colors
              • Crochets Up Quickly
              • Yarn Durability

              Cons

              • Prickly At First

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Outer Wear
              • Scarves

              Comments about true Álafosslopi (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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