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Navia Tradition (14st)


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  • Troyggja Við Mynstur (Sweater with Round Pattern)
  • Troyggja Við Mynstur (Sweater with Round Pattern)

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Navia Tradition is a descendent of the old-style yarns used in the Faroe Islands for knitting 'skipstroyggjur' or boatman's jerseys. In Faroese, the yarn is called "Samfingið" meaning 'unsorted,' i.e. the coarser fibres are not plucked out. This results in a rustic yarn, full of character, that is especially suitable for rugged jumpers and jackets. It has a similar feel to Icelantic LopiPrior to 2018 Tradition was made with 80% Faroese wool and 20% English lambswool to give a softer feel, but it is now produced exclusively with wool from the Faroe Islands.

This wool is non-superwash, thus retaining the fragrant and water-resistant lanolin and the anti-microbial properties and natural shape-memory of the fibre. Garments made from this yarn will not require washing except for spills and before seasonal storage; a simple airing-out will refresh it between wearings.

This is a relatively new yarn so there are currently few English digital pattern PDFs available on Ravelry that specifically call for Navia Tradition, but it can be substituted directly in patterns calling for Istex Alaffosslopi (as long as you still do a gauge swatch!)

Content: 100% Faroese wool
Weight: 100 grams / 3.5 oz
Length: 180 meters / 196 yards
Gauge: 14 stitches per 4"/10cm
Suggested Needle Size: 7-9mm / US 10.5-13
Care: Hand wash cold, air dry flat

$16.95 $12.75 CAD
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