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Isager Jensen Yarn

Isager Jensen Yarn

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Jensen Yarn was originally called ÅLJ yarn after knitting designer Åse Lund Jensen. Back in the 1960s, Åse Lund Jensen had a production of hand-knitted sweaters, which she also exported. However, the Swedish yarn she used at this time was so heavy that the postage abroad became too expensive. This obstacle opened the way for the start of the collaboration with Henrichsens Uldspinderi in Skive, which resulted in the slightly lighter ÅLJ yarn, which was slightly thinner, and the development of the color scale that we still use in both Jensen Yarn, Spinni and Tvinni.

The white wool comes from New Zealand, and the brown and grey wool in the s colors comes from Gotland sheep in Europe. The New Zealand supplier of wool is associated with Wool Integrity New Zealand - the program which guarantees, among other things, animal welfare and sustainability. Read more here .

The colors are chemical, but the original color scale, developed by Åse Lund Jensen, is based on plant colors. The colors 0, 0s, 2s and 3s are undyed and unbleached. The colors in the rest of the color scale are Oekotex 100 - colors purchased in Europe, but as the spinning mill is not certified, we cannot use the Oekotex 100 label.

As the yarn consists of three threads, it is a firm and round yarn that is very suitable for structural knitting. The structure is clearly seen in this yarn. The yarn has an incredibly good durability and wears beautifully in the same way as Tvinni. We recommend it especially for sweaters used outdoors and for leisure wear.

Composition: 100% Wool

Weight / Lenght: 100 gr / 250 m

Recommended needle sizes and gauges:

Jensen alone: 3 mm = 22 sts x 28 rows in 10 x 10 cm
Jensen + Alpaca 1: 3.5 mm = 19 sts x 24 rows in 10 x 10 cm 
Jensen + Alpaca 2: 4 mm = 17 sts x 24 rows in 10 x 10 cm 
Jensen + Silk Mohair: 5 mm = 16 sts x 20 rows in 10 x 10 cm 

Handwash only.

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