Further useful information

Here you can find further useful information for knitting Icelandic sweaters, like details about size indication, knitting a gauge and care instructions for wool.   Size indications in patterns and instructions Usually the patterns are written for knitting the designs in different sizes. While in the written instructions the figures in front of the parentheses refer to the smallest size, the figures within the parentheses are the ascending following sizes. If you can find only one number in the instructions, it applies to all given sizes. The measurements that you can find at the beginning of each written knitting pattern refers to the measurements of the finished garment.   Gauge Before starting a piece, we definitely recommend knitting a gauge as described in the instructions. A gauge is important to make sure that the garment is going to have the right measurements. Therefore, you have to knit a sample in the given pattern and in the given number of stitches and rounds. And this very sample...
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Icelandic Wool

Iceland - the land of fire and ice   Icelandic Wool - also called Lopi What is so special about Icelandic Wool? Therefore we have to dig a little into Iceland's history. When the Vikings settled in Iceland in 874, they brought two kinds of domestic animals with them, which have no rivals in the animal world until today. The two kinds of animals were the Icelandic horse and the Icelandic sheep. Both of them have had almost equally as much influence on the history and development of Iceland as humankind. For the tough and unforgiving fight for survival due to the environmental conditions in the harsh Nordic climate, the Icelandic horse was used for transportation and labor. But the key to the survival of the nation was the Icelandic sheep. Its meat was a source of food and its wool offered protection for extreme weather. Without the sheep, Iceland wouldn't have been inhabitable.   The Icelandic sheep As the breed it is, the Icelandic sheep is unique. The purity...
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