Tinde pelsullgarn is made spun from the silvery grey wool of the Norwegian pelt sheep. The breed was developed in 1968, from a cross-breed between Gotland sheep and the 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 life when dyed.
This soft rustic yarn is ideal for garments like sweaters and cardigans, as well as for mittens, hats, and scarves in both stranded work and textured knitting. Garments feel light and warm, and will develop a lovely halo and shine with wear. Tinde is a 2-ply woolen spun yarn with a delicate twist. Please note that 2-ply only denotes the number of plies in the yarn, not the thickness. Tinde is also suitable for weaving.
If you are doing colourwork and require an off-white or pale grey accent, Tinde pairs very well with Sol, which is spun from Norweigan lambswool.
Composition: 100% Norweigan Pelt Wool
Gauge: 22 stitches/4"
Recommended Needle Size: 4 mm / US 6
Weight: Double Knitting