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Alafoss Lopi Icelandic Yarn

MSRP: $12.50
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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
    Fast delivery

    Posted by Carrie Johnson on Nov 22nd 2021

    I was in the middle of creating an Icelandic sweater with multiple colors going when I decided I needed a color to pop, and none of the colors I had was working for me. Laurel had the color I needed and with her fast order fulfillment, I was back in knitting business!

  • 5
    Lovely wool yarn

    Posted by SD on Nov 18th 2021

    I am very much an amateur knitter and this is my first splurge on the good stuff. I wanted %100 wool as this to be a felting project, and rich colors as these going to be elf hats and slippers. When I first sat down to start there was a faint aroma that reminded me of the New Zealand sheepskins we got as children, but it quickly disappated. Such fond memories. The yarn has a nice hand and I found it easy to work with. The first elf hat knitted up nicely and I am on to the second one now. Can’t wait to try the felting in the washing machine part of the process. My imagination is already ticking away on potential future projects.

  • 5

    Posted by Carol on Nov 14th 2021

    Lopi is the BEST yarn for felted mittens. Thx for selling this quality yard.

  • 5
    Excellent selection and service!

    Posted by Tara Dufour on Nov 13th 2021

    Love this store. They have what I want and shipping is really fast! Thank you!

  • 1

    Posted by Sandra Williams on Oct 18th 2021

    Sending back 5 Ruby Red 1 Happy Red Both are too orangey‼️ Love the Aubergine

  • 5
    Great yarn

    Posted by Lori LaMorelle on Jul 25th 2021

    I was able to find 3 more skeins of Alafoss Lopi from this site to finish a jacket whose yarn I bought 5 years ago in Iceland. It’s lovely to knit with and makes up into a water resistant coat in a flash on big needles. The yarn wasn’t available elsewhere and delivered quickly. Now I can add on a cabled hood and big pockets. Thank you!

  • 5

    Posted by Carol Cerny on Jul 12th 2021

    Best, nicest,and fastest service ever. If you want your yarn quick buy from this wonderful business

  • 5
    Fast service

    Posted by Vicki Henderson on Jul 2nd 2021

    Quick service when I ran out of yarn for the edging of my project. I will use this shop again!

  • 5
    A Starry Night Cardigan

    Posted by Elizabeth Pippin on Jun 26th 2021

    I love, love, love this yarn. I bought the alafoss lopi yarn in black tweed. The fabric I am creating with it looks like stars in the night sky. I was pleasantly surprised by the quick delivery of my order as it allowed me to get started on my sweater sooner than I was prepared to do.