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Lopi Álafosslopi Yarn

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One of the oldest wool yarn still in production in Iceland! Icelandic wool was spun into this single-ply bulky weight yarn and is uniquely fluffy, lightweight, and warm even in the coldest of harsh winter weather. This chunky wonder works up into the coziest hats, cowls, and mittens in almost no time at all! Fabric made from Álafosslopi will have a classic wool feel, be slightly fuzzy, extremely durable, breathable, and bloom beautifully when washed. This yarn also felts nicely making it a good choice for knit-to-felt projects, and is available in 49 colors with a variety of natural colors, dyed solid colors, heathered, and tweed colorways.

Álafosslopi is spun from the wool of Icelandic sheep, one of the world's oldest breeds. What makes Icelandic wool so special? It contains two different types of hair that serve as a natural barrier from wet and cold weather. A tough and water-resistant outer layer - composed of coarse, long fibers known as Tog. Underneath the Tog is a layer of shorter fibers, known in Iceland as þel. This softer layer ensures the sheep stay snug and warm even in the worst weather conditions. These dual layers provide phenomenal protection even in knitted clothing, come rain or snow if any moisture escapes through the water-resistant Tog layer, the þel can keep you warm even when wet! This wonderous wool was milled into Álafosslopi by Ístex in Iceland.

See projects featuring Lopi's Álafosslopi yarn HERE.

See patterns designed for Lopi's Álafosslopi yarn on Ravelry HERE.

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Yarn details:

Weight: 5 / Bulky / Chunky

Texture: Single Ply

Put up: Bullet Skein

Fiber content: 100% new Icelandic Wool

Unit weight: approximately 3.5 ounces / 100 grams

Yardage: Approximately 109 yards / 100 meters

Recommended needle size: US 10 - 10.5 / 6 - 6.5 mm

Knitting gauge: 13 stitches and 18 rows in a 4" (10cm) square

Care: Hand wash in cool water, lay flat to dry.

Country of origin: Iceland

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We have partnered with Lopi to bring you a wide range of yarns. Your order of Lopi Álafosslopi yarn will be drop-shipped from Lopi's U.S. Distribution Center in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. Please allow up to 3-5 business days for your order to be processed and shipped out. We will contact you with any shipping and tracking information for your order.

If your project is time-sensitive, please contact us regarding the current stock & shipping times of specific lines and colorways. You can call us at (509) 536-7746 or send us an email at

About Lopi:

Lopi is a line of yarn spun from pure Icelandic wool by Ístex. Lopi is available in 4 different yarn weights and in pencil roving, and in colors inspired by the dramatic landscapes of Iceland.

Ístex has been the main processor of Icelandic wool since 1896. Today, 80% of the company is owned by Icelandic farmers and they process about 99% of the Icelandic wool produced in Iceland.

All of the Lopi yarns are produced for customers that value natural, sustainable and eco-friendly living, and are all OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified. OEKO-TEX company based in Switzerland that consists of 18 independent research and testing facilities in Europe and Japan that work together to test textiles for harmful substances. Their Standard 100 certification means that throughout every stage of processing, every bit of the yarn is guaranteed to contain no substances that are harmful to humans in any way.

The industry surrounding this wool has been crucial to the survival of Iceland and has been protecting Icelandic people from centuries of harsh winter weather.