Gress 2 ply, 50/100g (Grass)
This is Steingjerde wool that’s been plant dyed with tansy. The grey Steingjerde yarn is a blend of white wool from Røst, carded together with black sheep wool sourced from across northern Norway.
Røst is the island furthest out in Lofoten. Here the sheep live outside virtually all year round, often on the islets around Røstlandet itself. The sheep eat a lot of seaweed and kelp, and the wind blows salt into the wool. These special conditions result in beautifully white, soft wool.
We pick tansy which grows here in Lofoten and then hand-dye the wool in our color kitchen on the farm. Tansy is considered one of the best natural yellow dyes and is reliably lightfast. Place of growth and picking season result in different shades of yellow. We make about 9 skeins per dye batch and mark each skein with the batch number. Be sure to ask for the same number if you want the exact same shade of colour.
NOTE! In winter it is difficult to get a very strong green color because we have to use dried plants. It can then be much lighter than what you see in the picture. Let us know if you absolutely want a dark color and we can try to make it. Otherwise, we find shades that we think go well with other colors you order.
Crossbred wool by Norsk Kvit Sau.
100 grams in one skein = about 315 meters.
Knitting needle approx. 2,5-3,5
Nm 6.3 / 2,
100% pure Norwegian wool
One skein is 3,52 ounces= 344 yards
Knitting needle: approx. 2-4
One skein is 3,52 oz = 344 yards
Knitting needle: approx. 12-9