Hello, Isager Soft Fine!

The latest yarn from Isager is here – meet Soft Fine!

Isager Soft Fine:

  • lace weight
  • fuzzy brushed texture
  • 63% alpaca, 26% silk and 11% yak
  • 165 yards/25 grams
  • hand wash, lay flat to dry
  • $9.50 each

Isager Soft Fine is very soft indeed, with a fuzzy halo to rival any mohair. It’s composed of a silk core on which a strand of alpaca and yak is added as a loopy bouclé, then finally brushed to make a fluffy yarn.

Whether you use it on its own or carry it along with a heavier yarn, Soft Fine brings luxurious softness to the knitted fabric, which is why the folks at Isager have nicknamed it “Isager’s cashmere.”

Soft Fine reminds me of Fyberspates Cumulus, another brushed alpaca lace weight that substitutes for mohair oh-so-perfectly. I used Cumulus to make an “Oslo Hat – Mohair Edition,” PetiteKnit’s classic folded brim hat – here are some color combinations with that pattern in mind!

Soft Fine is shown here with Alpaca 2, Isager’s beloved fingering weight merino/alpaca blend.

This yarn combination is well-suited to any of the following patterns, as well:

Look for Isager Soft Fine in the lace weight section here at HYS, along with its fuzzy friends: Isager Silk Mohair, Isager Bouclé, Fyberspates Cumulus, Malabrigo Mohair, and Sandnes Garn Tynn Silk Mohair!