Blåne pelsullgarn is spun from the silvery grey wool of the Norwegian pelt sheep. The pelt sheep was developed in 1968, from a cross-breed between Gotland sheep and pigmented Spael sheep. The natural grey colour of this wool has traditionally not been as attractive as the white wool of other breeds, and Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk is the only spinning mill in Norway that spins yarn from this silky and curly wool. The wool consists of both light and dark grey fibres that gives the yarn a nice depth and brings the colours to life when dyed.
This soft rustic yarn is ideal for sweaters, cardigans, long jackets, hats and mittens in both stranded work and structured knitting. Garments feel light and warm; with wear, the yarn will develop a lovely halo and shine that resembles mohair yarns. A beautiful soft alternative to Alafosslopi!
If you are doing a colourwork project and require an off-white contrast, Blåne can be used with Troll, which is spun from Norwegian lambswool.
Composition: 100% Norwegian Pelt Wool
Gauge: 14 stitches/4"
Recommended Needle Size: 6 mm / US 10