For January is Cold
a non-product

It was very very cold
so was made Blankoat

A very very large length of knitted natural Icelandic Wool
knotted and looped of embossed testudine shields
corrupted by placement of two colossal Sleeves
and edged around with a shell stitch

Blankoat is grown, shorn, knitted, cut, sewn and boxed in Iceland.*

Presented with hue options, of natural Coal finished with Sleet edge
and secondly a dyed Teal and Mint finish.

Blankoat is big, warm and light.

Measuring 306.5cm x 130cm

For order information please see the webstore page
It can be bought here via paypal and shipped to your person, or wholesaled to your store.

Posture and Pose Captured by the raw light shaper - Bjarni Grímsson

*Made from the wool of The Icelandic sheep = Íslenska sauðkindin [a patched history]

Pure descendants of the same stock as the Norwegian Spelsau, brought toIceland by the Vikings prior to 900 Anno Domine, Icelandic sheep havebeen bred unmixed for one thousand one hundred thousand years in abitter harsh environment. The baron moss-fields of Iceland yield raregame and consequently they are efficient herbivores.
Icelandic skins come in many colours and generally are not dyed. Thehide is quite soft and are on average 6 square feet (0.56 m2) to 8square feet (0.74 m2) in size. Often left unshorn for the winter, thewool length can be up to 8 inches (200 mm) in length.

Icelandic fleece is dual-coated, and this wool is made up of two typesof fibres, coarse and fine.  The long outer coat is called Tog and thefine inner coat called Thel. Tog is generally classified as a mediumwool around 27 micrometres in diameter. This wool is good for weavingand other durable products and it is long, glossy, tough and waterresistant. Thel, being the finer wool and classified as such, isgenerally around 20 micrometres in diameter. This finer wool is usedfor garments that touch the skin as it tends to be softer and moreinsulating, providing a high resistance to cold and possessing a uniquetexture and natural colors.

The wool does not have a hollow shaft and thus it generally does notshed with use like with other species.  Dry cleaning will strip thenatural oils out of the skin and wool rendering it scratchy and rough.Gentle wool cleaners are often recommended to clean these pelts.

It is said no other wool in the world is lighter, warmer, morewater-resistant or flexible - though it is rougher to touch anddeafeningly warm.
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