For warm winter garments that breathe, Álafosslopi is a classic 100% wool bulky-weight yarn that comes in a wide range of colors...perfect for Fair Isle, stranded colorwork and Icelandic-style sweaters. Projects knitted from Álafosslopi are cosy and lightweight. We particularly love this yarn for warm sweaters and mittens, though we note that some do not find this yarn comfortable for garments that will be worn directly next to the skin.
Fiber: 100% Icelandic wool
Unit weight: 100 g (3.5 oz)
Yardage: approx. 100 m (109 yd)
Gauge: 13 sts to 10 cm (4") over St st
Needles: 5½-6½ mm (US9-10½)
Texture: two plies loosely plied together
Construction: Z twist
Sourced, milled, and dyed in Iceland from Icelandic wool.
Ístex was established to carry on the Icelandic wool industry that started in Mosfellsbær in 1896. Ístex buys directly from farmers and processes about 99% of all Icelandic wool. Icelandic farmers own 80% of the company.
The company's commitment with Lopi is to offer high quality products from Icelandic wool to customers that choose natural, sustainable and eco-friendly living. Our wool is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified.
Images courtesy of Ístex.