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Icelandic Lopi Wool Yarn

Item: 01900100 Color:001 Alafoss0059
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Lopi – the very word conjures up images of traditional yoked sweaters in natural colors. But take a closer look at this yarn! Lopi isn't so traditional anymore. A wide array of contemporary colors makes it perfect for today's styles.

- traditional Icelandic • a lightly spun single ply yarn

- nearly instant gratification!

- Lopi sweaters keep you warm on the coldest winter days

- a favorite for knitting oversize and felting

Knitters:

Traditionally knit ”in-the-round”, Icelandic pullovers and cardigans are fast and easy projects. Leftovers are great for making hats and mittens. For a fun project, knit your piece oversized and then try felting to create extra warm and durable garments and accessories.

Weavers:

It's suitable for weft but not warp since it is too loosely spun

- great for blankets, jackets, shawls, and wall hangings

- works well as a twill threading with Harrisville Highland, Bartlett worsted, or Peace Fleece at 6-10 epi (Use a 1 up 3 down tie-up so the Lopi will sit on the surface and show off. weave 1-3 tabby shots between Lopi wefts to create a firm backing.)

Lopi is a little too soft to use as a warp, but it makes a great weft for blankets, jackets and shawls, as well as wall hangings.

This is a great way to combine texture with color and weave effects.

Care: Hand wash cool water or dry clean

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Qty:
$8.99/
3.5 oz ball:
  • 8.99, 1+
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  • • $7.00, 55+
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Unit: 3.5 oz ball.
Fiber content: 100% Wool.
Knit gauge: 3.5 on sz 10-10.5.
Yards/pound: 500.
Knitting weight: Bulky.
Yardage/unit: 110 yards / 3.5 oz ball.
Wraps/inch: 8 (wpi).
Weaving tabby sett: N/A.
Weaving twill sett: N/A.

Enlarge and explain tassel? For color accuracy please see sample card: Icelandic Lopi Sample Card for $3.50/ea.

 

Icelandic Lopi Wool Yarn is wonderful in these book based projects:

Book name: Knitting with Icelandic Wool
Hlökk & Haddur - Childs Zippered Jacket & Hat, on pg. 111.
Materials needed: Knitting needles 24" circular 7 and 10, 18 (22, 24)" zipper, tapestry needle..
Yarn used: Alafoss Lopi.
Book name: Knitting with Icelandic Wool
Stryta Lopi Pullover, on pg. 217.
Materials needed: Knitting needles 40" circular size 7 & 10, double point size 7 & 10, tapestry needle..
Yarn used: Alafoss Lopi.
Book name: Lopi Volume 29
Tíglar Pullover, on pg. 33.
Materials needed: Knitting needles size 40" circular size 10 & 7, doble point size 7 & 10, tapestry needle..
Yarn used: Icelandic Lopi.
Book name: Best of Lopi
Katinka Pullover, on pg. 36.
Materials needed: Knitting needles size 29" circular 9 & 10 1/2, 16" size 10 1/2, double point size 9 & 10 1/2, stitch holders, tapestry needle..
Yarn used: Icelandic Lopi.
Book name: Knitting with Icelandic Wool
Gefjun Traditional Icelandi Lopi Pullover, on pg. 96.
Materials needed: Knitting needles 40" & 16" size 10 & 7, double point size 10& 7, tapestry needle..
Yarn used: Alafoss Lopi.