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Istex Alafosslopi Yarn

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Istex Alafosslopi Yarn

Istex Alafosslopi Yarn

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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 by tincanknits
Fjelltur Sweater by Lív Ulven
Villmarksgenseren (The Wilderness Sweater) by Linka Neumann

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

If you are still having trouble finding a color or project you like, try our advanced search options. We’re here to help you.

Shop phone number, 360-756-9992
Shop email, shop@appleyarns.com

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Apple Yarns offers free shipping within the United States on orders over $100.00. If your order is below $100.00, shipping is $6.99. For Canada, we offer free shipping on orders over $120. If your order is below $120, shipping is $18.99. Shipping to other countries is also available. You'll receive a tracking number when your order has shipped, we ship Monday through Friday. Dropped shipped prodcuts ship direct from the supplier and cannot be wound.

Our main goal is to make you happy with your purchase. If for any reason you're not 100% thrilled with your order, you can return or exchange the items within 30 days of delivery. We understand that there may be exceptions, and we'll work with you to ensure your satisfaction. At Apple Yarns, we want you to love your projects, and we'll do everything we can to make your buying experience a great one.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at shop@appleyarns.com or call us at 360-756-9992.

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.

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