Alafosslopi from Istex
100 g key with a running length of 100 m.
100 % Icelandic wool
Most knitting patterns are knitted on needle no. 6
The knitting strength is only indicative, as there may be individual differences from knitter to knitter:
needle 6 gives a knitting strength of 13 sts and 18 needles in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm
Álafosslopi is a thicker yarn than léttlopi, which is why knitting up a sweater is quick. Álafosslopi provides a light, warm and dense knit. The many colors to choose from can give a tip top look for exactly your knitting project and temperament. The yarn is really good for the solid winter sweater, the warm boots or the blanket for the little grandpa.
The Icelandic wool from the spinning mill ISTEX is one of the favorites in my knitting basket. Istex buys the wool directly from the Icelandic farmers for the spinning mill. Here the wool is washed and dyed. A treatment that takes into account preserving the unique properties Icelandic wool has from nature. This makes Icelandic wool lighter than other wool products, and the wool's unique structure with an inner and outer fiber makes it both water-repellent and breathable.
The yarn is a really good quality and of course ideal for the classic Icelandic sweaters but also for warm cardigans, skirts, dresses, blankets or pillows. All the yarn types have a 'hot' color palette that suits every mood.