Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Black Heather (0005)
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Black Heather (0005)
  • 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 warm sweaters to resilient mittens. Note that some do not find Léttlopi comfortable to wear next to skin.

Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Black Heather (0005)
(0005) Black Heather
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Dk. Denim Heather (0010)
(0010) Dk. Denim Heather
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - White (0051)
(0051) White
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Black Sheep (0052)
(0052) Black Sheep
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Acorn (0053)
(0053) Acorn
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Ash Heather (0054)
(0054) Ash Heather
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Lt. Gray (0056)
(0056) Lt. Gray
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Gray (0057)
(0057) Gray
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Dark Gray (0058)
(0058) Dark Gray
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Black (0059)
(0059) Black
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Oatmeal (0085)
(0085) Oatmeal
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Lt. Beige (0086)
(0086) Lt. Beige
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Navy (0118)
(0118) Navy
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Orchid (0159)
New - (0159) Orchid
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Arctic Exposure (1232)
(1232) Arctic Exposure
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Space Blue (1233)
(1233) Space Blue
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Burnt Orange (1236)
(1236) Burnt Orange
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Sheep Sorrel (1237)
(1237) Sheep Sorrel
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Dusk Red (1238)
(1238) Dusk Red
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Dark Magenta (1240)
New - (1240) Dark Magenta
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Gloxinia (1241)
(1241) Gloxinia
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Light Indigo (9958)
(9958) Light Indigo
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Indigo (9959)
(9959) Indigo
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - 9961 (9961)
(9961) 9961
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Ruby Red Heather (9962)
(9962) Ruby Red Heather
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - 9964 (9964)
(9964) 9964
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Chartreuse Heather (9965)
New - (9965) Chartreuse Heather
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Cypress Green Heather (9966)
(9966) Cypress Green Heather
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Teal Heather (9967)
(9967) Teal Heather
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Amber Heather (9971)
(9971) Amber Heather
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Lt. Gray Tweed (9974)
(9974) Lt. Gray Tweed
$9.49
Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi) - Apple Green (9983)
(9983) Apple Green
$9.49

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Álafosslopi (Lopi)
 
4.6

(based on 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (86)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 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 (85), 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.

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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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5.0

Fast Knit Outwear Yarn

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from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Álafosslopi (Lopi):

First you need to understand that any Lopi Icelandic wool yarn is meant to be used as an outwear garment. Not to be worn next to your skin. This Icelandic wool will repel moisture and is extremely warm. This is AWESOME fast knitting bulky weight yarn. Creates wonderful sweaters and great as a colorworks project.

 
5.0

Been knitting with this for 45 years

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from Cambridge, MA

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Comments about Álafosslopi (Lopi):

Made sweaters in college, brought back a suitcase full from Iceland 25 years ago and recently ordered more for new projects - felts like a charm too. Yes, no amount of washing will make it less itchy for those with sensitive skin but my ski patroller son still wears a sweater I knitted 40 years ago - they're made to last under hard wearing conditions, keep you warm wet or dry. The best product for the intended use - thanks Webs for the great service!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Fabulous!

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from undisclosed

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Comments about Álafosslopi (Lopi):

I used this yarn to make a "Jayne Cobb" hat. It worked up fabulously but my stepson shaves his head and it is very itchy for him. I had to line the hat.

 
5.0

Excellent service!

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from undisclosed

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Comments about Álafosslopi (Lopi):

Received my purchase of Alafosslopi in a week--couldn't ask for a better delivery on my purchase. That is great service!

 
3.0

I would not buy this yarn again

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from undisclosed

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Comments about Álafosslopi (Lopi):

I have always wanted to knit with this yarn, and finally purchased enough to knit an Icelandic sweater. I was a little disappointed in the yarn as it is not of consistent thickness and not too soft, but I kept knitting and in the end was pleased with the way it looked. I love knitting the Icelandic patterns, but I may not use this yarn again.

 
5.0

I will continue to buy and use this yarn.

By 

from undisclosed

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Comments about Álafosslopi (Lopi):

I use Lopi for knitting and felting hats. The felting process itself leads to inconsistent product from color to color and you need to be patient with the "washing machine" process. The end product is unpredictable so patience is necessary. When the desired end product is achieved the hat is soft and beautiful.

 
4.0

Rustic, for sure, but pretty.

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from undisclosed

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Comments about Álafosslopi (Lopi):

First time purchasing and I understood that it is a very rustic, coarse wool. The gray tones are beautiful. If I make a hat I will line it w/ fleece as it would be pretty itchy otherwise.

 
3.0

Nice Color. Very Hairy, however.

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from undisclosed

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Comments about Álafosslopi (Lopi):

The color is lovely. I bought to felt. It this point, the 4th wash it is too hairy. I'm not really sure what to do about it.

 
5.0

Will be buying this again love it.

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from undisclosed

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Comments about Álafosslopi (Lopi):

This yarn is great . Great for color worln,knitts up fast because of the big yarn weight. Not the softest yarn but durable! Comes I a variety of colors

 
5.0

Rustic and Addictive

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from undisclosed

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Comments about Álafosslopi (Lopi):

Obsessed with this! I'm working on a Fair Isle sweater (one of Lopi's designs) and this yarn is amazing. Bulky but light, incredibly warm, and gorgeous natural colours. It's fairly hairy and very rustic looking, scratchy enough that you would wear a base layer under it. Not for the faint of heart. It is so fresh off the sheep that it smells slightly sheep-like, and there are some tiny twigs included!

Each colour has a slightly different texture, and each ball of yarn is a little different. After steam blocking it held its shape and size well, while becoming soft and warm.

I think I'll order more and make another sweater!

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