Alafoss Lopi is a bulky weight yarn, knitting 13 or 14 stitches to 10 cm (4 inches) on 6mm needles. The sweaters knit up fast, and are generally knit on circular needles. The best Lopi yarns come from Iceland, where the unique breed of sheep produce a unique wool which has incredible natural colours, and real warmth.
There is also Alafoss Lett Lopi which is is an Aran weight yarn, knitting 18 stitches and 24 rows to 10 cm (4 inches) on 5mm (US 8) needles.We offer here a selection of books which feature Lopi Designs from Iceland.
Lopi Book 32. This book contains 26 patterns including men, women, and children. There are cardigans, sweaters, shawls, a cushion, scarf, leg warmers, mits, a skirt, and a tam. Great value at $13.99
Lopi Book 31. This book contains 27 patterns including men and women's cardigans, sweaters, shawls, children's cardigans and sweaters, a skirt, neckwarmer, and a rug. Great value at $13.99
Lopi Book 30. This book contains 27 patterns including men and women's cardigans, sweaters, shawls, children's cardigans and sweaters, hat, gloves, a blanket, pillow, sleeves, a child's dress, golf club covers, and a knitted basket. Great value at $13.99
Lopi Book 29 This book has a host of patterns for dolls, children, and adults. Included are mittens, scarves, cardigans, sweaters, jumpers and even seat covers. Great value at $11.99
Lopi Book 28 This book has 20 designs for adults, children and babies including sweaters, dresses, coats, hats and scarves.
Lopi Book 27. This book includes adults and cildren's sweaters and cardigans, coats, scarves, dresses, wrist warmers, leg warmers, blanket, and mits. As always, great value.
Lopi Book 26. This book includes hats, socks, infants and children's sweaters, adult cardigans and sweaters, tunics, and even a horse blanket! Great value again.
Lopi Book 25 Another great book from the Lopi people. This book contains sweaters for adults and children, bags, a skirt, mits, cardigans for children and adults, vests, hats, scarves, a dog sweater, and even a mat. Great value as always.
Lopi Book 24 is full of very original designs, not just sweaters in this one; there are mitts, tea cosies, scarves, ponchos, tams, pillows and blankets. There are the traditional yoke sweaters, using the new colours and some with a difference. The really cool design that will make you think is the reversible sweater, very neat. Another great design is the black sweater with the large fairisle "X" what an awesome idea. This book uses Alafoss Lopi and Lopi Light (Lett Lopi). As always with these books, it offers terrific value.
Lopi Book 23 contains seven new designs knit in Lopi wool. There are two jackets and 5 cardigans, all in the traditional Icelandic yoke designs.
Lopi Book 18 An Istex Book. This 1998 book contains an amazing 41 Lopi patterns.
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