Gul Lunde 2 ply, 50/100g (Yellow Puffin)
Lambswool dyed yellow with tansy.
The white wool is from Røst, the island furthest out in Lofoten. Here the sheep go out almost all year round, often living 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 soft, airy, white wool. The sheep are sheared just once a year in the spring, and many continue to be sheared the traditional way with hand- scissors, particularly those on the islets.
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.
Crossbred wool by Norsk Kvit Sau.
100 grams in one skein = about 315 meters.
Knitting needle approx. 3 - 4.5.
Nm 6.3 / 2,
100% pure Norwegian wool
One skein is 3,52 ounces= 1033 feet
Knitting needle: approx. 2-3
One skein is 0,220 lb. = 5,574 in.
Knitting needle: approx. 12-9