Alafoss Lopi Yarns
13 Beautiful New Colours of Lopi for 2013!
(Click on the picture to enlarge and see colour names)



The New
Lopi Book 32
pattern book is In Stock
and Ready for Ordering!
(click for more Information)
Lopi Colours

Camilla Valley Farm is pleased to offer Alafoss Lopi yarn in two different weights and over 100 beautiful shades of this marvelous 100% natural wool product. This is the true Lopi yarn that comes from Iceland, where the unique breed of sheep produces a unique wool which has incredible natural colours, and real warmth. Lopi yarns are produced by ISTEX (Icelandic Textiles Ltd.) and the same yarn was re-packaged for the US market as Reynolds Lopi with a slightly different numbering scheme. Click Here for a table showing the equivalent Reynolds/Alafoss colour numbers.

Lopi is available in two weights:

Alafoss Lopi Referred to as simply Lopi in the United States, this yarn is perfect for thick, chunky knitwear.

Lopi Lite Referred to as Lett-Lopi (Lite-Lopi in the United States), this yarn is only half the weight of Alafoss Lopi and is used for lighter garments.

In addition to the yarn, there are hundreds of designs that can be knit with this yarn. We have a collection of Lopi Pattern Books as well as the brand new book The Best of Lopi.




Alafoss Lopi Yarns

Lopi Yarn

This is a chunky weight yarn that knits up 13 or 14 stitches to 10 cm (4 inches) on 5mm (US Size 8) to 6mm (US Size 10) needles. The sweaters knit up fast, and are generally knit on circular needles.

Gauge Chunky
Size 3.5 ounce (100 gram) ball
Yardage 109 yards (100 meters)
Colours 67
Price $8.50 CDN ($8.50 US)


  • Black (LA-0059)
  • Black Heather (LA-0005)
  • Black Sheep (LA-0052)
  • Black Tweed (LA-9975)
  • Dark Grey (LA-0058)
  • Grey (LA-0057)
  • Light Grey (LA-0056)
  • Light Grey Tweed (LA-9451)
  • Ash Heather (LA-0054)
  • White (LA-0051)
  • Ecru Heather (LA-9972)
  • Wheat Heather (LA-9973)
  • Light Beige (LA-0086)
  • Beige Tweed (LA-9976)
  • Oatmeal (LA-0085)
  • Acorn (LA-0053)
  • Butternut (LA-0867)
  • Sheep Sorrel (LA-1237)
  • Dark Rust (LA-9118)
  • Ochre (LA-0065)
  • Amber Heather (LA-9971)
  • Orange Rust (LA-9988)
  • Burnt Orange (LA-1236)
  • Winter Morning (LA-1239)
  • Orchid (LA-0159)
  • Dark Magenta (LA-1240)
  • Fuschia Heather (LA-9969)
  • Burgundy (LA-9210)
  • Raspberry Heather (LA-9970)
  • Fire Tweed (LA-9738)
  • Happy Red (LA-0047)
  • Dusk Red (LA-1238)
  • Ruby Red Heather (LA-9962)
  • Oxblood Red (LA-1242)
  • Ray of Light (LA-1235)
  • Golden Heather (LA-9964)
  • Fairy Green (LA-9984)
  • Chartreuse Green (LA-9965)
  • Apple Green (LA-9983)
  • Green Moss (LA-9985)
  • Highland Green (LA-1230)
  • Cypress Green (LA-9966)
  • Garden Green (LA-1231)
  • Dark Olive (LA-9987)
  • Forest Green (LA-0484)
  • Green Heather (LA-0014)
  • Teal Heather (LA-9967)
  • Arctic Exposure (LA-1232)
  • Light Green Heather (LA-0013)
  • Light Grey Green (LA-9761)
  • Grey Green (LA-9775)
  • Dark Grey Green (LA-9986)
  • Light Denim Heather (LA-0008)
  • Light Indigo (LA-9958)
  • Indigo (LA-9959)
  • Lake Blue (LA-9982)
  • Space Blue (LA-1233)
  • Blue Tweed (LA-1234)
  • Cadet Blue (LA-0098)
  • Dark Denim Heather (LA-0010)
  • Pond Heather (LA-9736)
  • Navy (LA-0118)
  • Midnight Blue (LA-0709)
  • Ultra Violet (LA-9705)
  • Quiet Purple (LA-0163)
  • Bordeaux Heather (LA-9961)
  • Gloxinia (LA-1241)

The Actual Colours can be viewed in the Yarn Sample Cards below.

Click Here for a table showing the Reynolds/Alafoss equivalent Lopi colours.






Alafoss Lopi Lite Yarn

Lopi Lite Yarn

An Aran-Worsted weight 100% natural wool yarn which has all the characteristics of the traditional Icelandic Lopi, but at half the weight. Knitting tension is 18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins (10 cm) with 5 mm (US Size 8) needles in stocking stitch. (This yarn is marketed as Reynolds Lite-Lopi in the US and Lett-Lopi outside).

Gauge Aran-Worsted
Size 1.75 ounce (50 gram) ball
Yardage 109 yards (100 meters)
Colours 50
Price $4.75 CDN
($4.75 US)


  • Black (LL-0059)
  • Black Heather (LL-0005)
  • Black Sheep (LL-0052)
  • Dark Grey (LL-0058)
  • Grey (LL-0057)
  • Light Grey (LL-0056)
  • Ash (LL-0054)
  • White (LL-0051)
  • Light Beige (LL-0086)
  • Oatmeal (LL-0085)
  • Murky (LL-1420)
  • Acorn (LL-0053)
  • Chocolate (LL-0867)
  • Hazel Heather (LL-1401)
  • Rust Heather (LL-9427)
  • Barley (LL-1419)
  • Camel (LL-1400)
  • Straw (LL-1418)
  • Brick Heather (LL-9431)
  • Burnt Red (LL-9414)
  • Garnet Red Heather (LL-1409)
  • Crimson (LL-9434)
  • Light Red Heather (LL-1408)
  • Orange (LL-1410)
  • Sunshine Yellow (LL-1411)
  • Mustard (LL-9264)
  • Golden Heather (LL-9426)
  • Spring Green (LL-1406)
  • Frostbite (LL-1417)
  • Celery Heather (LL-9421)
  • Sage Heather (LL-9422)
  • Moor (LL-1416)
  • Pine Green Heather (LL-1407)
  • Rough Sea (LL-1415)
  • Bottle Green (LL-1405)
  • Marine Heather (LL-9423)
  • Teal (LL-9424)
  • Glacier Blue (LL-1404)
  • Heaven Blue (LL-1402)
  • Light Blue Heather (LL-9418)
  • Ocean (LL-9419)
  • Lapis Blue Heather (LL-1403)
  • Navy (LL-9420)
  • Grape Heather (LL-9432)
  • Lilac Heather (LL-1413)
  • Violet Heather (LL-1414)
  • Cordovan (LL-9417)
  • Berry Heather (LL-9429)
  • Rose Heather (LL-9428)
  • Pink Heather (LL-1412)

The Actual Colours can be viewed in the Yarn Sample Cards below.







Lopi Pattern Books

One of the advantages of Lopi yarn is the incredible collection of designs that have been created for the wool. We have a wide collection of Lopi and Lopi Lite Pattern books in stock. Each of the pattern books includes from 10 to 41 different Lopi and Lopi Lite patterns along with full colour photos of the finished works.

The pattern books is priced at $12.95 Canadian ($12.95 US) if purchased alone or $9.95 Canadian ($9.95 US) if purchased with at least 5 balls/skeins of Lopi. The exception to this is Book #22 which is priced at $10.95 Canadian ($10.95 US) if purchased alone or $7.95 Canadian ($7.95 US) if purchased with 5 balls/skeins of Lopi. We also have The Best of Lopi and Handknits in Lopi.


Lopi #27 Lopi #26 Lopi #25 Lopi #24 Lopi #23
Lopi #32 Lopi #31 Lopi #30 Lopi #29 Lopi #28
26 Designs using Lopi, Lopi Lite and Bulky Lopi 27 Designs using Lopi, Lopi Lite and Bulky Lopi 27 Designs using Lopi, Lopi Lite and Bulky Lopi 22 Designs using Lopi, Lopi Lite and Bulky Lopi 20 Designs using Lopi, Lopi Lite and Bulky Lopi
         
Lopi #27 Lopi #26 Lopi #25 Lopi #24 Lopi #23
Lopi #27 Lopi #26 Lopi #25 Lopi #24 Lopi #23
21 Designs using Lopi, Lopi Lite and Bulky Lopi 25 Sweaters and Accessories using Lopi, Lopi Lite and Bulky Lopi 24 Sweaters and Accessories using Lopi, Lopi Lite and Bulky Lopi 25 Designs using Lopi and Lopi Lite Wool including Sweaters, Hats, Purses, Pillows, Blankets, Hats and Mitts 7 Sweater/Cardigan Designs using Lopi Wool
(view all designs) (view all designs) (view all designs) (view all designs) (view all designs)


Lopi #16 Lopi #17 Lopi #18 Lopi #20 Lopi #21 Lopi #22
Lopi #16 Lopi #17 Lopi #18 Lopi #20 Lopi #21 Lopi #22
19 Winning Lopi and Lopi Lite Patterns from the Companies 100th Anniversary Design Contest 10 Lopi and Lopi Lite Designs for Adults and Children 41 Lopi and Lopi Lite Designs for Adults, Children and even Dolls! 12 Lopi, Lopi Lite and Bulky Lopi Designs for Adults and Children 28 Designs using Lopi, Lopi Lite and Bulky Lopi for Men, Women and Children. 5 Hat/Mitten Sets & Matching Sock Design using Lopi
(view all designs) (view all designs)   (view all designs) (view all designs) (view all designs)


Lopi Extras Lopi #10 - Natural Lopi #12 Lopi #13 Lopi #14
Lopi Extras Lopi #10 (Naturals) Lopi #12 Lopi #13 Lopi #14
A collection of Individual Patterns and Lopi Designs from Magazines 22 Patterns in Lopi and Lopi Lite for Adults and Children 34 Designs in Lopi Including Sweaters, Cardigans, Hats and Mitts 17 Lopi Lite Patterns Including Sweaters, Cardigans, Hats, Mitts and Vests. 18 Lopi and Lopi Lite Designs including Cardigans with and without Hoods, Sweaters, and a Hat.
(view all designs)        
Best of Lopi Handknits in Lopi
The Best of Lopi Handknits in Lopi
The Story of Lopi plus 50 Lopi Designs 6 Designs from Dawn Brocco Knitwear Designs




Yarn Sample Card

The two cards below left show the complete set of Lopi colours while the card to the right shows the Lopi Lite colours. Click on any of these to see a larger version.

Lopi Card 1 of 2 Lopi Card 2 of 2 Lopi Light & Bulky

While these pictures provide a fairly accurate reproduction of the colours and sizes, their appearance can vary from computer monitor to computer monitor. We suggest you verify colours with the physical sample card before ordering to ensure your project turns out as expected. See More Information below for information on how you can receive our sample cards.


The Lopi Story

ISTEX was formed in October 1991 to take over the scouring plant and yarn division of woolen manufacturer Alafoss, inheriting a tradition of quality which began in 1896. From selection to spinning, each step of the Istex production process has been carefully designed to ensure that the product which reaches the customer is nothing less than the very best. Istex is the only company in Iceland which selects its wool directly from farmers for washing and spinning into top-quality Lopi yarn. At sorting stations around the country, wool is gathered to be expertly graded according to colour and quality before being taken for washing at the company's scouring plant in the garden town of Hveragerdi.While processing the wool, the use of detergents and artificial substances is kept to an absolute minimum, ensuring the preservation of natural wool fats. Only the best-quality wool eventually reaches the Istex mill at Mosfellsbaer to be spun into Lopi yarn.

Grazed on virgin land untouched by pollution, sheep have been bred in Iceland for over eleven hundred years. From the very beginning, isolation has ensured the breed has remained pure, untouched by contact with others. Over the centuries, its wool has developed to ensure as much protection as possible from the harsh northern climate.

One of the most striking characteristics of the Iceland Sheep is its natural colours - black, grey and light brown, as well as the usual white. Icelandic wool is also unique in that it is formed by two types of fibre, coarse and fine. The former are long, glossy, rather rough and water resistant, while the latter are shorter, thinner, softer, well insulating and therefore highly resistant to cold. Together, these qualities ensure that Icelandic wool is lighter, warmer and more water resistant than that found elsewhere. It is a fact that Icelandic wool in natural colours is a pure natural product, environmentally friendly and of the finest quality.

Washing Instructions

Garments knit with Lopi should be hand wash only. Use lukewarm water and mild soap or detergent and dry flat.





How to Order:
Orders may be placed using one of the secure online order forms we have for US , Canadian or International customers (this form should open in another window). Orders may also be placed by mail, fax or phone. Click Here for more information on how to place an order as well as our terms and conditions.

Payment/Currency:
Payment can be made using VISA or Mastercard, Cheque or Money Order in US or Canadian funds. US credit card purchases are billed directly in US funds eliminating any foreign currency conversion charges by the credit card company.

Product Directories
If you are looking for other items on our website, try using our product directories to quickly find what you are looking for! Our products are grouped as follows:

Knitting Product Index
Weaving/Spinning Product Index
Books, Magazines & Videos.
Price/Shipping Quote?
If you would like an exact quote for any items complete with shipping costs, please call or email us at nmanners@camillavalleyfarm.com with you location and we will provide this.

Gift Certificate
If you are looking for a gift for a Knitter or Weaver and can't figure out what they want, a Camilla Valley Farm Gift Certificate is an excellent way to ensure you get the perfect gift! We can also email gift certificates if you are running out of time!

Newsletters
About 4-6 times each year we email out a Knitter's Newsletter providing a summary update of what new products are available. Just email us at nmanners@camillavalleyfarm.com if you would like to receive this and we will add you to our mailing list. Note that we also have a separate newsletter for Weavers as well.



Back To: Camilla Valley Farm Button



Last Updated: Monday June 3rd, 2013