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Wool knitting yarn, Alafosslopi ,lettlopi and plotulopi. Traditional and contemporary Icelandic and Norwegian knitting patterns for sweaters (lopapeysa) and wool accessories. Wool yarn to knit from. Books on knitting.
Evolving over 1,100 years of exposure to the sub-Arctic climate, Icelandic and Norwegian wool have a distinctive combination of inner and outer fibers. The outer fibers are long, glossy, tough and water-resistant, while the inner ones are fine, soft and insulating, providing a high resistance to cold.
Together these two distinctive fibers create a wool that is:
Lightweight - lighter than most other wools, keeping you warm and comfortable.
Water-repellent - repels rain and stays feeling dry.
Breathable - moisture passes through the fibers away from the skin, keeping you dry and comfortable.
A further striking characteristic of the Icelandic sheep is its natural colors: black, gray and brown as well as the usual white. Together, these create the distinctive look of Icelandic knitwear, one of the best-known examples of which is the Lopi sweater.
Pattern Books
Pattern Books

Icelandic Pattern Books

Icelandic Pattern Wool Sweaters and Accessories. Most hand knitted wool products offers by Nordic Store can by found on one of the knitting pattern books, and many more modern and traditional designs. The wool yarn can also be bought from Nordic Store. To view pattens, click on the pattern book.
Plotulopi
Plotulopi

Plotulopi

Plotulopi can be worked one, two or more ply at a time, depending on how bulky a yarn you want. Gently wind the required number of strands together into a ball by taking the end from the center and the end from the outside of the plate, or plates.
Alafoss Lopi
Alafoss Lopi

Alafoss lopi from Iceland


For warmer winter hand knit wool garments that breathes, Alafoss Lopi is the yarn.
Clothes hand knittet from Alafoss Lopi are cosy and lightweight and breathable.
Einband
Einband

Icelandic Wool Yarn - Einband

Garments made from Einband are stretchable and are difficult to measure before washing. It is recommended to make a swatch, rinse it and block it and measure it when dry to find the exact gauge and needle size to achieve accurate measurements in the finished piece. After washing the wool becomes soft and manageable.
Einband is 100% Icelandic Wool. It comes in a 50g (1.7oz) balls. Each ball is approximately 225m (245 yard) long.
Lett Lopi
Lett Lopi

Lett Lopi

Knit L├ętt-Lopi wool sweaters, wool cardigans and wool accessories, that are comfortable to wear indoors or outdoors.
Lett-Lopi yarn is half the weight of Alafoss Lopi, and is produced by Istex in Iceland.
There are many colors offered of lettlopi, both natural colors as well as most colors of the rainbow.
40% Reduced price for Lettlopi!
Bulky Lopi
Bulky Lopi

Bulky lopi Wool Yarn


Bulkylopi is very popular for single color wool sweaters and accessories.
Its thicker than Alafoss Lopi and is very quick to knit.
Knitting Kits
Knitting Kits

Icelandic Wool knitting kits - Yarn and Patterns

The kit consist of Icelandic wool yarn (Alofoss, lett or plotu lopi) and pattern book for the sweater shown. You can knit your own sweater as shown or choose from 20-30 other designs in the pattern book.
Free knitting patterns
Free knitting patterns

Free hand knitting patterns

Free patterns from Istex the manufacture of the Icelandic wool Plotulopi, alafosslopi and lett-lopi.
Wool Yarn Samples
Wool Yarn Samples

Wool Yarn Samples

Icelandic Wool Yarn Samples, Plotulopi, Lett Lopi, Alafoss Lopi wool yarn.

You can now buy online an Icelandic wool yarn at greatly reduced prices. Now it is less costly and easy easy for the hand knitter to hand knit men s wool sweaters and women s wool sweater, wool pullover, wool jersey or other wool accessories form Alafosslopi, lettlopi and plotulopi.
If you have any questions about knitting from our wool yarn, just send an e-mail to info@nordicstore.net