New from Rauma is Vandre yarn. Aptly named with the Norwegian word for hiking, this yarn consists of 100% Norwegian wool, of which 50% is from the Spælsau sheep breed. The long fibers from the spelled sheep make Vandre a durable yarn. Therefore, Vandre is particularly suitable for socks, hiking clothes, and workwear.
Care Instructions from Rauma: Garments knitted in Vandre should be machine washed before use. This helps the fibers to "settle", which increases the wear resistance and makes the garment more dirt-repellent. In addition, the garment becomes softer and more fluffy! Lay items flat to air dry. Items knit with this yarn are not dryer safe.
Children's socks will generally need 100g
Women's socks will generally need 150g
Men's socks will generally need 200g in a solid color.
Anklet socks would use less and generally should call for 100g.
Rauma yarn has been spun since 1927 in Norway. The town of Veblungsnes in Møre og Romsdalis is located in fjord country on the Rauma River on the west coast of Norway.
The company started with 3 employees and continued to develop over the years. The textile factory was completely destroyed by bombing during WWII at which time a new factory was immediately erected. The factory and company was completely overhauled in the 1970's.
Please remember that every effort is taken to represent the true colors of the yarn and that monitor settings will vary.
Paper Tiger does a great intro to Norwegian wool including Rauma here.