Since the 20% linen in this yarn doesn't absorb colour as the 80% wool does this gorgeous yarn has a really interesting structure. The linen fibre lies smoothly over the wool to give a lovely mélange effect to the yarn.
It also has a ‘cooler’ feel due to the linen content. It is ideal for knitting together with other Isager yarns but also works well used individually for children’s wear and summer sweaters.
It's lovely for men's sweaters, as can be seen in Marianne Isager's book DÆXEL.
It's a 3-ply so it works really well in textured patterns, and since the yarn is very soft, in can be used by many people who are otherwise allergic to wool.
Individually: 3 - 3.5mm (US 2)
Merilin and Alpaca 1 held together: 3.5 – 4.5 mm needles
Merilin and Alpaca 2 held together: 4 – 5.5 mm needles
Merilin and Silk Mohair held together: 4 – 7 mm needles
Renowned for classic yarns made from natural fibres, well suited for knitting, crochet, weaving and embroidery.
All the wool qualities are ideal for felting and for dyeing with plant dyes.
It is important to us that our yarns are produced with the greatest amount of care taken to both animals and humans.
Yarns bearing the same numbers can replace each other and a number 1 yarn combined with a number 2 yarn can be worked together to make a yarn equivalent to a number 3 yarn.
Yarns marked with * are suitable for machine knitting.
THE COLOUR RANGE
Carefully created so the colours work well together both within and across the qualities. We rarely change the colours, as the range primarily consists of BASIC COLOURS, amongst which contemporary colours can always be found.
The colours and qualities of our finer yarns can be mixed to create unique pieces.
As a rule, single ply, densely spun yarns should not be used individually for working in the round, as they may pull the finished work. When worked together with other qualities this problem is avoided.