Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - 9961 (9961)
  • 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)

$9.49 Skein
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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. 

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

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9.49Álafosslopi (Lopi)
 
4.6

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (83)
  • Knits quickly (77)
  • Dyed evenly (49)
  • Nice texture (44)
  • Easy to fix (30)

Cons

  • Coarse (23)
  • Sheds (12)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (64)
  • Hats (46)
  • Felting (36)
  • Scarves (18)
  • Gloves (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (49), Artist (24), Parent (10), Novice (7), Collector (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (84), Yes (11)

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.

VS

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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5.0

This is perfect for felting!

By 

from MO.

About Me Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • perfect for felting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Felting

    Comments about 9.49 Álafosslopi (Lopi):

    I bought this yarn specifically for felting slippers. It worked perfectly and so I've bought some more!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    love knitting with this. Plan to knit more Icelandic sweater

    By 

    from San Francisco Bay Area

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about 9.49 Álafosslopi (Lopi):

      Love love love, normally I knit with fingering. Found a beautiful Icelandic pattern had to make. perfect! Now I need to make more Icelandic sweaters with the same wool.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Warm and Wooly!

      By 

      from Long Island, NY

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

      • Coarse

      Best Uses

        Comments about 9.49 Álafosslopi (Lopi):

        Previously had knit a Lopi poncho for my daughter...she loves it and gets many compliments, so I decided to knit her another.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        1.0

        I am disappointed in this yarn

        By 

        from Arlington VA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Coarse
          • Sheds

          Best Uses

            Comments about 9.49 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

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about 9.49 Álafosslopi (Lopi):

              None

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great wool. Fun to work with.

              By 

              from Carborro, NC

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Sweaters

                Comments about 9.49 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 Boston, Ma

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly

                Cons

                • Coarse

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about 9.49 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

                About Me Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves

                  Comments about 9.49 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 9.49 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

                  About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                  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 9.49 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

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