Ístex Hosuband

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Icelandic sock yarn.

Yarn group: 6
Fiber: 80% Icelandic Wool, 20% Polyamide
Skein: Approx. 100 g = 133 m
Recommended knitting needle: 4.00-4.50 mm
Knitting gauge: Approx. 19 sts = 10 cm

Do not use fabric softener

Ístex Hosuband

Hosuband is Icelandic wool reinforced with polyamide, which makes it perfect not only for socks that last, but also for sweaters, mittens and hats.

Wool processing has been a trade in Mosfellsbaer since 1896, previously with the the company Álafoss of Iceland. In 1991, the company Ístex (Icelandic Textile Industry) was formed and took over the wool processing. Today, Istex is buying the wool directly from the farmers in Iceland and then process it to world famous yarns like Álafosslopi, Léttlopi and Plötulopi.

The Icelandic wool consists of two types of fiber – the wet-resistant outer coat with long, coarse fibres and the insulating layer beneath with soft, short fibres. Together, these two distinctive fibers creates a magical yarn that is light, water-repellent and breathable. Look no further than Hosuband when you want a beautiful garment that resists the nordic climate!

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