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Lett-Lopi Icelandic Wool

Lett-Lopi Icelandic Wool


 
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Product ID: LLET

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Lett-lopi: Genuine 100% Pure Icelandic Lopi Wool Yarn from Istex Mills (Icelandic Textiles LTD)

Worsted weight in 50 gram skeins

Available in over 40 shades is Lett-Lopi, which is half the weight of Alafoss Lopi. It is a perfect alternative for those who want the advantage of Lopi wool but prefer a lighter weight yarn. It's great for colorwork on cardigans and ski sweaters. Icelandic sheep fleece is double layered, and in the same way that the sheep are kept warm and dry, the wearers of Lopi can expect the same results. The wool of Icelandic sheep consists of two types of fibers, inner and outer. The inner layer of light fine fibers are soft and crinkly, insulating well against the cold, while the outer fibers are long and course and smooth - and as a result, water repellent. Moisture cannot penetrate, because it runs down the outer fibers. These fibers are irregular, and they create air spaces when that are loosely bound together. The two combined create a light but sturdy water resistant yarn.
These yarns are terrific for felting, too!

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4 of 5 April 30, 2022
Reviewer: Judy from Decatur, GA United States  
I have just begun the Daytripper cardigan and find the fiber to be “sticky” (which should be helpful for the steeked edges) The yarn does produce a good fabric. The color photos on the website are pretty accurate (at least on my tablet) so I am getting the desired  definition on the colorwork yolk.  My swatch softened considerably after blocking.

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3 of 5 Letilopi not quite as expected April 28, 2022
Reviewer: Dale Clarke from Natick, MA United States  
The color is beautiful but the yarn itself is very coarse. I wanted to use it for a scarf but don’t feel it would be comfortable around someone’s neck.
On the plus side the shipping is very quick!

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5 of 5 wool yarn April 17, 2022
Reviewer: Mary Ingrum from Columbia, TN United States  
I love this yarn and I really appreciate all the help that Laurel gave me regarding this purchase.  Will not hesitate to use this site for yarn again.
Thank you,
Mary Ingrum


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5 of 5 Lett-Lopi April 12, 2022
Reviewer: AV from CT  
I keep coming back to Handknitting for my Lopi and am never disappointed. Selection and  service are terrific. I had received an order and one of the  skeins mistakenly had a different dye lot. Laurel  fixed the it right away and sent a correct dye lot skein.  Amazing  customer service.

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5 of 5 My go-to Lopi source April 10, 2022
Reviewer: Daryl Newhouse from Princess Anne, MD United States  
Like many others, I have jumped (back) on the Lopi bandwagon (after a 40-year interlude) and am finding that Handknitting.com always has the colors that I need, and ships very fast. Thanks for helping me to never miss a stitch!

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