Istex Lopi is a traditional Icelandic yarn made from the fur of Icelandic sheep, because they live in a cold climate, their wool has unique characteristics. The sheep there have a double coat, which is spun together. The wool is lighter but also a bit stiffer than most other wool types, but it softens over time. The wool breathes well and is water-repellent. This makes Icelandic wool very suitable for warm cardigans with knitted patterns and warm wool coats.