Icelandic yarn is magical for knitting because of the dual-fibre structure that makes garments warm, waterproof and even flameproof (though we don’t recommend checking this out!). Whether you intend to make a hat, scarf or the famous Icelandic lopapeysa, Icelandic wool is easy to knit with, light and makes a beautiful fabric. Because of the special, loose way the wool is spun, when the yarn breaks it’s easily fixed as two yarn ends can be attached by twisting them together. It also felts easily, making it great for felting projects. Lopi isn’t great for clothes that are worn right next to the skin since it can feel scratchy (although washing the garment with hair conditioner will help with that)
Super bulky yarn
100% new wool. 100 g (3.5 oz) approx. 60 m (66 yd).
Gauge: 10 sts to 10 cm(4″) over St st using needle size 8-9 mm
Bulky lopi is ideal for one-color garments. Thicker than Álafoss lopi, Bulky lopi knits very quickly.
Lopi does not need to be washed unless stained (its unique structure repels bacteria)- just hang it up and give it some air!
ash heather, black heather, light biege heather