Benefits: 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.
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!