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Istex Lopi: Einband (30st)

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Product Description

A heavy lace weight yarn perfect for light and delicate garments and shawls. Due to its remote island location, Iceland has a very unique sheep population, which evolved without any interference from the outside in 1100 years. The sheep's outer fibers are long, firm, shiny and waterproof. The inner fibers are soft, fine and extremely insulating. Lopi yarn initially feels hard and stiff, but once knitted into the unbelievably beautiful traditional Icelandic colourwork designs and then given a first handwash, it becomes softer and smoother. Finished items rarely require further cleaning after wear - from then on a thorough airing out is often enough.

Note: Garments made from Einband stretch and are therefore difficult to measure until they have been washed. It is recommended that you make a swatch, rinse and block it and then 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.
Gauge: 30 sts to 4"/10 cm over St st using size 2.5mm / US 1
Gauge: 17 sts to 4"/10 cm over St st using size 4.0mm / US 6
Gauge: 15 sts to 4"/10 cm over St st using size 6.0mm / US 10

 

Content: 100% new Icelandic wool
Weight: 50 grams / 1.76 oz
Length: 250 meters / 272 yards
Gauge: 30 stitches per 4"/10cm
Suggested Needle Size: 2.5mm / US 1
Care: Hand wash cold, air dry flat

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