Einband lace weight- ash heather
Einband lace weight wool.
100% wool. 50g/1.76oz, aprox. 225m/250yd.
Einband is a one ply laceweight 100% wool, produced in Iceland by Ístex. It's a light yarn that knits up nicely with a wide variety of knitting needles in many types of garments. Try knitting delicate mittens with 2.5mm/US1.5, a lofty shawl on 4.5mm/US7 or a light cardi on 6mm/US10.
The Icelandic wool is really kind of special. The breed of sheep around here is very old, got isolated at the time of the settlement, around the year 874. So these furry creatures have remained the same ever since. The wool has two different types of fibers, þel (pronounced thel, with the “th”sound as in thorough), which is the warm, soft, isolating stuff closest to the body and tog, the long water repellent fibers on the surface. So the wool has unique qualities being warm, soft, very light and water repellent at the same time.
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