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Lopi Knitting Wool

Lopi yarn is made from the fleece of Icelandic sheep. Why is that important? Over the centuries, Icelandic sheep wool has evolved to ensure as much protection as possible from the harsh northern climate. Long coarse fibers are insulated by soft short fibers, creating a double-layered and water-resistant yarn that's incredibly versatile. From bulky sweaters to keep warm in the winter months to delicate, lightweight scarves that make you feel beautiful on a summer night, there is a Lopi yarn to fit most patterns. We also offer some Lopi knitting kits that include a pattern along with the yarn needed to complete your project.

Can't find exactly what you're looking for or not sure where to start? Contact us, we're here to help you find the perfect Icelandic knitting yarn!

Searching for Reynolds knitting yarn, Istex yarn, or Alafoss light wool yarn? If you've previously worked with these brands and are having trouble finding them, that's because they're now known as Lopi. All are the same yarn, made in the same mill in Iceland!

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Audna Plotulopi Sweater Kit Bulky Lopi Einband Laceweight Lopi Icelandic Wool
Audna Plotulopi Sweater Kit
Our Price $89.00

Bulky Lopi
Our Price $8.99

Such a beautiful sweater that makes the most of the color-blending qualities of unspun Plotulopi yarn.
Bulky Lopi is ideal for one color garments, or simple color combos like stripes. Not for fairisle color work. Thicker than Alafoss Lopi, Bulky Lopi knits up very quickly. For the best value in a bulky coat yarn, try Bulky Lopi!

Einband is the laceweight Icelandic yarn, new for those of us outside of Iceland. Who would guess this wonderful wool could take on such a delicate and feminine persona?  Einband is a "fingering" weight lace yarn spun mostly from the undercoat of the sheep. After washing, it becomes soft and manageable.

Lett-Lopi Icelandic Wool Lopi Plötulopi Traditional Unspun Icelandic Wool
Lett-Lopi Iceland Wool
Regular Retail Price $5.50
Our Price $5.29

Our Price $8.99

Plötulopi Traditional Unspun Icelandic Wool
List Price: $9.50
Our Price $8.79

Lett-Lopi Icelandic Wool, the worsted weight version of 100% authentic Icelandic Wool.  Warm and water-resistant, Lett-Lopi is perfect for ski sweaters and other outdoor pursuits. Original Lopi    From Iceland, this 100% pure wool has a tradition of quality, which began in 1896.  Icelandic Wool is lighter, warmer, and more water-resistant than that found elsewhere.      Lopi Icelandic Wool is the best selling wool in the world!

This is the un-spun single ply yarn that is the favorite of the native Icelandic knitters for garments of all kinds. Similar to pencil roving, it can be knitted with multiple strands held as one. Since Plötulopi is an unspun yarn, it is fragile to knit; however, due to the length of the fibers, it knits into a sweater that is both sturdy and soft.

Virki Lopi Sweater Kit
Virki Lopi Sweater Kit
Our Price: $72.95

This is the beautiful Lopi sweater featured in the ad, "Make An Impact With HP Officejet Pro Printer." You can see the video by clicking through to the product page.

The kit includes the Istex pattern book #26, and enough yarn to create the sweater.