Icelandic Yarn

  • Icelandic sheep grow a fleece with a long outer coat and a soft under down in one of the widest range of natural colors in the sheep world. Our Icelandic Yarn is a little softer and more refined than traditional lopi, a two ply, semi-worsted spun yarn has a halo from the underdown. Naturally dyed yarns in addition to the palette of natural undyed sheep shades. Will felt extremely easily. This wool does not have any elasticity.
  • design: 2-ply, semi-worsted spun with both coats together giving it a lovely halo. Will felt extremely easily
    size: varies between colors: dk to light worsted, 12-13 wpi
    suggested needles: 5 to 7 (US) length: approximately 130 yards/119 meters
    weight: varies slightly between colors, 2.25 to 3.25 oz./ 53-92 grams
    gauge: varies between colors, 5-6 sts. per inch on sizes 5 (US)
    care: yarn is pre-washed. hand wash warm with NO agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned.
  • fiber source: hand selected fleeces from White Rock Manor, Pine Hollow Farm, Three Bags Wool and Kingsolver/Hopp Farm all in Virginia
    fiber content: 100% Icelandic wool.
    Icelandic sheep are one of the oldest breeds in the world. Brought to Iceland by the Vikings in the ninth and tenth centuries, they were imported to Canada in the 1990's. Icelandic fleece is double coated: the long outer coat is called tog and the short down undercoat is called thel. This Primitive type fleece provided many types of fiber for varied uses, ropes, sails and clothing all from one fleece. The primitive genetics also give us many natural colors from white, silvers, reds, brown all the way to black.

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