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Istex Alafosslopi Yarn

Color: 1237 Sheep Sorrel
1237 Sheep Sorrel
1238 Dusk Red
9965 Chartreuse Green
9972 Ecru
9983 Apple Green

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 “
Crochet Gauge:

Washing Instructions: Hand wash in cool water and wool soap (Conditioning Wash). Lay flat to dry.

Origin: Iceland

Fiber: 100% Icelandic New Wool Sheen: Matte

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

Links to Project Ideas: 

The World's Simplest Mittens bytincanknits
Fjelltur Sweater byLív Ulven
Villmarksgenseren (The Wilderness Sweater) byLinka Neumann

Links to New & Notable:(this is a collection in Shopify, link to it, it will update monthly)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Cheryl B.
Alafosslopi Yarn

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

Love this yarn- so glad I can get locally!

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.