Louhitar II is our name-sake yarn and for a good reason: it is very close to our hearts. Its predecessor, Louhitar, was a carded 2-ply Finnsheep wool yarn, but sadly we couldn't get the base yarn anymore. Louhitar II can bear the name with pride, as it is, like the original Louhitar, a carded 2-ply yarn processed entirely in Finland of Finnish Finnsheep wool.
This fluffy yarn is perfect for stranded knitting. It yields incredibly warm accessories, such as mittens and hats, and gets surprisingly soft with wear, although it may feel a little coarse at first. With gauges of 18 to 24 stitches per 10 cm (4½ to 6 sts per inch) it yields quick knits which will keep you warm in any weather.
The base yarn for all our Finnsheep wool yarns is either natural gray or natural white. Please choose the base you want in the drop-down menu. In dark colorways it is possible to mix both white and gray bases, but in light colorways the gray base yarn will yield a slightly muted and slightly darker hue.
If we have the same colorway in both bases in stock, both base yarn options have been photographed. See product photos for details. The base yarn color has been marked in each photo.
Hand-washing is strongly recommended.
100 g / approx. 330 m (3 ½ oz / approx. 365 yds).
100 % Finnish Finnsheep wool.
Recommended needle size 2,5-4 mm (US #1,5 to #6).
Recommended gauge in stockinette stitch 18-24 sts / 10 cm (4,25 to 10 sts per inch).