Yarn Weight: 4 - Medium (Aran)
Yarn Ball Weight: 1.76 oz. / 50 g
Yarn Ball Length: 109 yards / 100 m
Knitting Tension: 18 sts = 4” (10 cm)
Suggested Needle: 4 to 5 mm, US - 6 to 8
Content: 100% Wool (French: 100% Laine)
I was raised in sweaters made from sheep wool. Knitted sheep wool yarn is warm without overheating, breathes without allowing soft winds to chill, and is somewhat water-repellent. Since most people find wool itchy or scratchy, sheep wool is best for outer layers which means that it rarely needs to be cleaned. Icelandic sheep are completely free range except in the winter months so they develop a better coat of wool. The only problem with a Lopi, no matter the thickness of the yarn, is that is difficult to get a bright white so this yarn has a more linen shade to it.
What beautiful, Icelandic wool, great quality and value.