I finished my lett lopi sweater. After trying it on, I can’t wait to work with lopi again. It really is much lighter than any other wool sweater I have, and feels so good on my body. I live in Arizona, so my need for wool sweaters is small. However, I have a whole family of siblings and nieces and nephews in the Midwest who I can knit for.
I started looking for a source of lopi as I haven’t seen it at my local stores. I found lopi at several internet stores, such as Webs. The price ranges from $5-$5.50 per 50g ball, + tax and shipping. Just for comparison, I looked at the Nordic Store in Iceland. Their lopi is $3.10 per ball with no tax. The shipping costs are substantial. For 10 skeins of yarn, the shipping cost is $29. However, since there is no sales tax, I actually still come out cheaper buying the 10 balls of yarn from Iceland and paying the steep shipping cost. I was really surprised by this savings. As long as I’m not in a hurry, I will order my Lopi directly from Iceland unless I can find a really great sale at one of the U.S. online stores.