Álafosslopi is a thick wool yarn, that is unspun, the oldest wool yarn still in production in Iceland. It is excellent for knitting outdoor wear and super cozy garments. This is a favorite yarn for colorwork and comes in a wide variety of colors, affordable too.
Colors that are not in stock can be drop-shipped directly to you from Istex with no added expense.
Block with a little hair conditioner and your project will be a little softer. This yarn get softer over time, but it will always be scratchy to some.
Yardage: 109 yds. / 100 m
Put Up: Ball, ready to go
Recommended US Needle Size:9 - 10.5 (5.5 - 6.5mm)Hook Size: I - J
Knit Gauge: 13 - 15 sts. per 4 “
Washing Instructions: Hand wash in cool water and wool soap (Conditioning Wash). Lay flat to dry.
|Fiber: 100% Icelandic New Wool||
|Physical Weight: 3.5 oz / 100 g||Texture: Bulky Woolen-Spun yarn. It feels dry and grabby.|
Links to Yarns you might like: Very similar yarn but worsted weight, Lettlopi.
Links to Needles: Chiagoo Red Cord Needles
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Yarn is real easy to work with. Colors are wonderful.
Cheryl, thank you for the 5★★★★★ review of Alafosslopi, I'm knitting in it too. Please share a picture of your project. Cheers, Andrea
I am a lopi yarn fan! I love the rustic, sheepy warmth of sweaters knit from it and they hold up for decades. Nothing trendy or precious about it- but tried and true -and tons of beautiful color work patterns!
Natalie, we agree that Lopi is a fabulous yarn to work with and all those colors. Thank you for the 5★★★★★ review, we really appreciate it. Andrea
We've added Alafosslopi, the chunkier yarn to our collection.