Love Story Einband

By Hélène Magnússon Yarns


Note: If you are ordering yarn for the Crowberry Sweater, please check the Corrections page for quantity adjustments before placing your order.

The finest Icelandic wool of all, designed by Hélène Magnússon. Lambswool, lace weight, soft, amazing. This is the yarn for the Love Story Shawl in Field Guide No. 26: Moss. You’ll need 4 balls to create the Shawl in one color.

The pattern for the Love Story Shawl appears in Field Guide No. 26: Moss. Sold separately—order your copy here.
SKU: Y23LVSTZZZ Category:

Specs & Details

Yarn Weight
Very Fine Lace
100% Icelandic wool
Unit Weight
25 grams (0.88 oz)
Yarn Length
246 yds (225 m)
38 sts = 4” (10 cm)
US 5 - US 8 (1.00 mm - 5.00 mm)

We asked Hélène Magnússon about the yarn she created.

Why did you decide to make your own yarn?

I created Love Story in the hope it would help to revive the Icelandic lace knitting tradition and give it a new life. It took me more than 10 years, a lot of research, experiments, and failures to create it.

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Love Story is the finest Icelandic yarn that exists today. It is the closest in fineness to the old Icelandic handspun yarns made of þel (thel) that were used for knitting the old lace shawls. They were so fine they could be drawn through a golden ring. Love Story was such a technical challenge to create. It is my biggest achievement and the one I’m the most proud of.