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Alafoss Lopi Icelandic Yarn

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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. This is a wool that is not over-processed--One look and you know this is the real thing! This wool is easy and quick to knit, not to mention extremely versatile.

So many beautiful colors in every popular style--there are solids, heathers, tweeds and flecks, variegated and space dyed. Take your pick!

That's why Lopi Icelandic Wool is the best selling wool in the world!


100% Icelandic Wool
100 g skeins = 110 yards (100m)
3 1/4- 3 1/2 stitches to the inch on size 10-10.5 needles (6-6.5mm)
Hand wash, lay flat to dry. Dry cleanable.
Great for felting--very even.

54 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Andrus Barbara on Dec 7th 2023

    Beautiful yarn from landrace sheep with unique qualities. It fulls beautifully and makes great mittens that stay warm even if they get wet. How they do this I have no idea, but it is true.

  • 5
    Alafoss Lopi

    Posted by Holly G on Aug 18th 2022

    I'm so glad you had a supply of most of the Lopi colors I wanted to replace and some new colors to use for my cat toy making stash! This yarn is getting more difficult to find, and the popular colors such as Happy Red, are just not available.

  • 5
    Great service, beautiful selections

    Posted by cynthia williams on Jun 5th 2022

    It has been my pleasure to consult with Laurel recently on projects I was planning. I have received personal attention to my questions and needs for my projects. I have purchased yarn from Handknitting for many years and will continue to do so.

  • 5

    Posted by Cindy Gleason on Feb 17th 2022

    Thank you so much. It came today. I hated to call on Sunday and didn’t know if you worked out of your house week days. You answered my questions. I will definitely tell my friends.

  • 5
    Nice selection, quick delivery

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 20th 2022

    Order arrived quickly, and as ordered

  • 5
    Easy and fast

    Posted by Brigitte Griffin on Jan 17th 2022

    I ordered 2 skeins of yarn, online purchase was very easy and delivery was fast.

  • 5
    Great experience!

    Posted by Linda Godard on Jan 9th 2022

    This was the only shop I found that had the amount of yarn I needed. The site was easy to navigate and my order arrived promptly. I appreciated the email updates. I highly recommend this shop.

  • 5

    Posted by Holly on Dec 10th 2021

    I had searched high and low, from Iceland and throughout the US looking for the red Lopi and white as well but to no avail, and had decided my Christmas catnip mice were going to have to be hot pink this year, yarn already in my stash....when low and behold, I found your store and you had both the red and white in stock and ready to ship! Amazing and thank you so much. Santa Cat is so happy she can give red Christmas mice to her friends this year!

  • 5
    Lopi yarn

    Posted by Sandra Williams on Nov 27th 2021

    Very pleased