Spun at a family owned mill located in the beautiful town of Hillesvåg, North of Bergen. Founded in 1898 the mill is now a working museum, part of the European Économusée network.
The Norsk Pelsullgarn range, Sølje, Tinde and Blåne, is spun from fibre from the Norwegian pelssau breed, which has a lustrous, grey, curly fleece with a relatively soft, fine hand. The breed is a cross between Gotland and the Norwegian heritage breed Spælsau. Dyeing the grey fibre produces a beautiful palette of rich colours. Equally beautiful in colourwork and textured patterns.
All three yarns are 2ply.
Sølje is the finest weight, in the heavy fingering / 4ply to sport range, Tinde is approx a double knitting weight and Blåne is a chunky.
As the fibre is naturally grey there is no white, which is useful for colour work. Consequently we also have naturally white lambswool from Hillesvåg: Vilje combines well with Sølje and Sol with Tinde.