Voksen Alke, 3 ply 100 g (adult Razorbill)
Voksen Alke, 3 ply 100 g (adult Razorbill)
Voksen Alke, 3 ply 100 g (adult Razorbill)
Voksen Alke, 3 ply 100 g (adult Razorbill)
Voksen Alke, 3 ply 100 g (adult Razorbill)

Voksen Alke, 3 ply 100 g (adult Razorbill)

170,00 kr
Unit price per

3 ply yarn where one thread is white wool and the other thread is the grey Steingjerde (white and black wool carded together); so-called molined yarn. All our molined yarns are named after seabirds. The sheep graze on the islands where the bird’s nest and the bird guano contribute to the very rich pastures - which gives good wool.


The white wool is from Røst, the island furthest out in Lofoten. Here the sheep go out almost 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 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 get black wool from the crossbreed sheep that occasionally turn black and brown. Since there are too few of these sheep here in Lofoten, the wool station Fatland Ull sources the best black wool from across the north of Norway for us.

Crossbred wool by Norsk Kvit Sau.

IMPORTANT: The yarn contains sheep fat (lanolin) and dust from the sheep, so after a gentle wool wash it becomes softer, lighter and airier. Always 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, batched by year and each year has its nuance. The clip from 2018 is now for sale.

100 grams in one skein = about 210 meters.
Nm 6.3 / 3
Knitting needle approx. 3 - 4.
100% pure Norwegian wool

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100 grams in one skein = about 210 meters.
Nm 6.3 / 3
Knitting needle approx. 3 - 4.
100% pure Norwegian wool

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US measures:

One skein is 3,52 oz= 229 yards

Knitting needle: approx. 3-6

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UK measures:

One skein is 3,53oz = 229 yards

Knitting needle: approx. 11-8