A further striking characteristic of the Icelandic sheep is its natural colors: black, grey and brown as well as the usual white.Together, these create the distinctive look of Icelandic knitwear, one of the best-known examples of which is the Lopi sweater.
From Iceland, this 100% pure wool yarn has a tradition of quality. Icelandic wool is lighter, warmer, and more water-resistant than that found elsewhere. Over the centuries, our wool has developed to ensure as much protection as possible from the harsh northern climate.
Icelandic sheep therefore maintain their unique properties which make Lopi such an outstanding yarn. Icelandic sheep fleece is double layered, and in the same way that the sheep are kept warm and dry, the wearers of Lopi can expect the same results. The inner layer of light fine fibers are soft and crinkly, insulating well against the cold, while the outer fibers are long and course and smooth - and as a result, water repellent. These fibers are irregular, and they create air spaces when loosely bound together. The two combined create a light but sturdy water resistant yarn.