Snykvit 2 ply, 50/100g (Snow white), Anno 2023

190,00 kr
Unit price per

White full year growth wool from Røst, one of the remotest islands in the Lofoten archipelago. Here the sheep live outside almost all year round, often on the islets around Røstlandet itself. The sheep eat seaweed and kelp as well as grass, which is particularly rich due to fertilisation by resident colonies of seabirds. This unique diet, combined with exposure to salty sea air, makes the sheep’s wool beautifully white, soft and airy. The sheep are sheared just once a year, in the springtime. Some of these sheep continue to be clipped via the traditional method of hand scissors out on the islets.
Crossbred wool by Norsk Kvit Sau.

This is a lightweight yarn, example: Women's sweater about size S, with extra length on arm and body. Measures: bust 100, length body 47cm, length arm 52. Weight 310 grams.

IMPORTANT: After a light wool wash it becomes softer whiter and airier! We advise you first knit a sample, wash and dry it, then measure and calculate the number of stitches to establish the right pin size before starting larger projects.

This is ‘vintage’ yarn, so each year has its nuance. The clip from 2023 is now for sale.

100 grams in one skein = about 315 meters.
Nm 6.3 / 2
Knitting needle approx. 2.5 -3.5.
100% pure Norwegian wool


US measures:

One skein is 3,52 ounces= 344 yards

Knitting needle: approx. 2-4


UK measures:

One skein is 3,52 oz = 344 yards

Knitting needle: approx. 12-9