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Lett-Lopi Icelandic Wool

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Lett-lopi: Genuine 100% Pure Icelandic Lopi Wool Yarn from Istex Mills (Icelandic Textiles LTD)

Worsted weight in 50 gram skeins

Available in over 40 shades is Lett-Lopi, which is half the weight of Alafoss Lopi. It is a perfect alternative for those who want the advantage of Lopi wool but prefer a lighter weight yarn. It's great for colorwork on cardigans and ski sweaters. 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 wool of Icelandic sheep consists of two types of fibers, inner and outer. 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. Moisture cannot penetrate, because it runs down the outer fibers. These fibers are irregular, and they create air spaces when that are loosely bound together. The two combined create a light but sturdy water resistant yarn.
These yarns are terrific for felting, too!

68 Reviews

  • 5
    excellent service and product

    Posted by Cynthia Cote Williams on Sep 26th 2023

    I have been working with Lett Lopi Icelandic wool for years and are never disappointed with the quality of the wool.

  • 5
    Great service, beautiful selections

    Posted by cynthia williams on Apr 17th 2023

    I had an issue with one skein of yarn and I let Handknitting know, the issue was dealt with immediately and I received a replacement skein, no charge within days. I will be teaching an extension class at the local college, and I am recommending the students purchase all their supplies from Handknitting.

  • 4
    Order 32413

    Posted by Susan Rush on Apr 1st 2023

    I placed an order on 3/15/23 order number 32413. This is still processing and has not been mailed. Can you tell me when I should expect this? Thanks, Susan Rush

  • 5
    Great Customer service

    Posted by cynthia williams on Mar 3rd 2023

    The only supplier of yarn that I use, never an issue with the service.

  • 5
    Love this wool!

    Posted by Becca Balistreri on Feb 27th 2023

    Scratchy? A little- but MAN does it knit up well and easily. This sweater is coming together twice as fast as my last one.

  • 5
    Love this yarn!!

    Posted by CM on Feb 4th 2023

    I have been working with Lopi yarn long enough to fall in love with it! All the colors are amazing and really knit up easily. Thanks to this website I was able to get some yarn. It was very hard to find due to color . Yarn was shipped extremely fast. Communication was excellent. Will be a repeat customer. This was my first purchase overall excellent!

  • 5
    Great Service & Prices

    Posted by Janet Gale on Nov 3rd 2022

    I sure do receive my orders quickly. I believe it shipped the day after I ordered. This yarn is to knit a Christmas stocking for my senior rescue golden retriever.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 6th 2022

  • 4

    Posted by Judy on Apr 30th 2022

    I have just begun the Daytripper cardigan and find the fiber to be “sticky” (which should be helpful for the steeked edges) The yarn does produce a good fabric. The color photos on the website are pretty accurate (at least on my tablet) so I am getting the desired definition on the colorwork yolk. My swatch softened considerably after blocking.