Alafoss Lopi - 0051 White
Type: Álafoss lopi, 100% new wool.
Stock: We stock this item in large quantities. Pre-orders available when out of stock
Gauge: 10x10cm 13 stitches and 18 rows. Needle size 6 - 6.5mm
Alafoss lopi yarn is the perfect choice for warm, heavy-weight garments that breathe. This bulky yarn is a classic choice for knitting authentic lopapeysa sweaters. In fact, alafoss lopi (spelled as álafoss in Icelandic) is the oldest type of yarn still in production in Iceland. It’s also one of the thickest types of Icelandic yarn, and it’s roughly as thick as three strands of plötulopi.
Use this yarn to hand knit durable, warm outerwear or blankets and stay cozy throughout the winter season. Alafoss lopi is easy to knit and super strong, so it will last for decades with proper care. Like all Icelandic wool, alafoss lopi is naturally water-repellant and insulating with soft breathability.
Our alafoss lopi yarn is made in Iceland with 100% pure Icelandic sheep’s wool. Istex is 80% farmer-owned and has been the top producer of Icelandic knitting yarn since 1896. The sheep are set free to graze in the highlands for most of the year in order to produce clean wool with lopi’s unique long-fiber quality.
About the yarn
Warmth and Insulation: Álafoss yarn, made from Icelandic wool, is renowned for its excellent warmth and insulation properties. This makes it ideal for cold weather garments.
Water-Resistant: The wool has natural water-resistant properties, allowing it to repel rain and moisture effectively.
Breathability: Despite its warmth, Icelandic wool is also breathable, making garments comfortable to wear without overheating.
Lightweight and Durable: The yarn is surprisingly lightweight given its warmth, and it's known for its durability and long-lasting quality.
Unique Texture: Álafoss yarn has a distinctive texture that is both rugged and soft, reflecting the natural environment of Iceland.
Versatile Use: It's ideal for a variety of knitting projects, especially traditional Icelandic sweaters (Lopapeysas), hats, scarves, and mittens.
Natural Colors and Dyes: Available in a range of natural shades as well as vibrant colors, often inspired by the Icelandic landscape.
This yarn is highly sought after for its combination of practicality and aesthetic appeal, embodying the rustic charm and resilience of Icelandic knitting traditions.
We proudly offer worldwide shipping, ensuring that anyone, anywhere can enjoy our Icelandic products.
Shipping costs are easily calculated during checkout based on your address, with costs updated in the shopping cart for your convenience.
- DHL Worldwide Express: Fast and secure, with a delivery time of 2-4 working days and regular updates during transit. We recommend this option.
- Icelandic Post - Priority Shipping: An economical choice with a delivery estimate of 10-25 working days, fully traceable for your peace of mind.
- Icelandic Post - Economy Shipping: Offering reliable service with shipping times of 1-4 weeks in Europe and 2-8 weeks in the USA.
Competitive shipping prices, starting from $10 for the USA and Europe, with additional weight adding minimal cost. No added fees from us!
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Isprjón ehf. / Iceland Store
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