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Einband Laceweight Lopi Icelandic Wool

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Einband is the laceweight Icelandic yarn, new for those of us outside of Iceland. Who would guess this wonderful, warm wool could take on such a delicate and feminine persona?

Einband is a "fingering" weight lace yarn spun mostly from the undercoat of the sheep. What it lacks in water resistance it more than makes up for in softness. When you have finished knitting your garment it is necessary to wash it carefully by hand in lukewarm water and wool wash or other delicate detergent. After washing, it becomes soft and manageable. Use a creme rinse or hair conditioner in the last rinse for extra softness, roll in towels and block to size.

Garments made with Einband stretch in a way similar to very fine lace weight yarns -- as it comes off the needles it will look small and shriveled. Thus it is imperative to knit or crochet a gauge swatch in the pattern stitch, then wash and block it before measuring. When the swatch is dry it is easy to measure and find the right needle size to meet gauge so that you will be sure to get accurate measurements in the finished garment.

  • 50g skeins
  • 245 yards per skein
  • 100% pure Icelandic Wool

Gauge: 30 sts to 10 cm (4") over St st using size 2½  mm (Old UK 13) (US 1).
Gauge: 17 sts to 10 cm (4") over St st using size 4  mm (Old UK 8) (US 6).
Gauge: 15 sts to 10 cm (4") over St st using size 6  mm (Old UK 4) (US 10).

11 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Marcia on Oct 11th 2022

  • 5
    Einband Laceweight Lopi Icelandic Wool

    Posted by Linda Long on Sep 4th 2021

    I was very pleatsed with my purchases from Handknitting, Einband Laceweight Lopi Icelandic Wool . The shipment arrived quickly with a surprise bonus. Thanks Handknitting for beind such a great place to do business!!!

  • 5
    First time purchaser, AND I'LL BE BACK!

    Posted by Neeney on Jan 28th 2021

    Lightening quick shipping! Nicely packaged as well. I'm very pleased and I'll be back for specialty yarns as I need them, for future projects.*****😊*****

  • 5
    Beautiful Yarn

    Posted by Catherine Hannon on Nov 18th 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 3rd 2020

    Beautiful yarn; texture is true to desciption, enjoyable to knit. Beautifully color. Timely, helpful interaction by email when I thought I might want to change my order. Arrived extremely quickly. Website works well

  • 5
    Laceweight Lopi

    Posted by Pamela on Jan 27th 2019

    Would definitely buy all if I could

  • 5
    Einband purchase

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 18th 2018

    very happy with this purchase. Yarn arrived quickly and carefully packaged -all at a great price! thank you!

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by D. Grigsby on Aug 2nd 2018

    Great product, selection and price. is the first place to look for online yarn. Fast shipping too!

  • 4
    First order

    Posted by Jan Lovett on Jul 21st 2018

    I was impressed with the speed with which I received my yarn! As for the yarn, itself, it’s a little stiff, but I expect it will soften up a bit when I block it.