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Hélène Magnússon

Icelandic knitter

Iceland

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Hélène Magnússon is currently the hottest knitwear designer in Iceland.

She is a multi-talent, known worldwide for her incomparable knitting tours in Iceland, always combined with a touch of adventure.

She has created very special Icelandic wool yarns that also reflect the colors of the Icelandic landscape.

And she is the author of several books on Icelandic design, taking us into the history of this fascinating country and modern knitwear design today.

You can find kits by Hélène Magnússon here

99% pure Icelandic lambswool, 1% silk

Sport / DK sock yarn, 4-ply, not superwash

100 g = approx. 220 m (240 yds) skein

Needle size 2.00 - 4.00mm (US 1 - 2.5)

Tension 24-32 sts by 30-48 rows = 10cm (4 ")

 

With Katla, Hélène Magnússon has created the first Icelandic Sport / DK yarn and sock yarn made from soft Icelandic lambswool with a touch of silk (1%).

Katla is just as strong and durable as any other sock yarn. This versatile yarn can be knitted with a variety of needle sizes and is just as suitable for beautiful socks as it is for light sweaters, scarves and gloves, and is even suitable for baby clothes.

Katla Sokkaband
Katla Sokkaband natural white
Katla Sokkaband light grey
Katla Sokkaband - askja blue
Katla Sokkaband - arctic coral
Katla Sokkaband - anis green
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Katla Sokkaband - palagonite ochre
Katla Sokkaband - natural brown
Katla Sokkaband - black heather

100% Icelandic lambswool

2 ply in a ball

25 g = approx. 112 m

Needle size 2.5mm (US 1.5)

Tension 10 cm 34 sts = 10 cm (4 ")

 

 

With Gilitrutt, Hélène Magnússon has created a unique Icelandic yarn made from soft 100% Icelandic lambswool.

It is spun from fleeces, which Hélène selects and sorts individually by hand after the first shear of the Icelandic lambs. The carefully crafted result is Icelandic lambswool yarn of unique softness and delicacy. The yarn is spun into two threads and thus gains elasticity.

Despite its delicacy, it has the lightness and warmth expected from Icelandic wool yarn.

This versatile yarn can be knitted with a variety of needle sizes and is suitable for lightweight sweaters, as well as scarves and mittens, and even baby clothes.

Gilitrutt Tvi Band
Gilitrutt Tvi Band
Gilitrutt Tvi Band
Gilitrutt Tvi Band
Gilitrutt Tvi Band
Gilitrutt Tvi Band

Love Story Einband

 

 

by Hélène Magnússon

100% Icelandic lambswool, fine lace weight, 1 ply

25 g = 225 m / 246 yds

Gauge: 10 cm  (4 ″) = 38 sts with needle size 2 mm (US 0)

 

With the Love Story Einband, Hélène Magnússon has created a real Icelandic lace yarn in the hope that it will help to revive the Icelandic lace tradition and breathe a new life into it.

It is spun from fleeces that Hélène selects by hand and sorted one after the other after the first shearing of the Icelandic lambs. The carefully processed result is an Icelandic lambswool yarn of incomparable softness and delicacy.

Love Story is particularly suitable for delicate, essential lace shawls.