Isager yarn


The Danish company Isager has since 1977 been supplying patterns and quality yarns made from natural and sustainable fibers, both known and loved by knitters the world over. The founder of Isager, Marianne Isager, and her daughter and co-owner of the company Helga Isager, are behind a line of popular knitting books and individual patterns.

The history of Isager began with designer Åse Lund Jensen (1920-1977), who established her studio in 1960. Åse Lund Jensen’s work was rooted in the Danish crafts tradition, but she took her inspiration in particular from the Icelandic and Faroe Islands’ knitting cultures. In cooperation with Henrichsen’s Yarn Mill Åse Lund Jensen made a range of high quality woolen yarns and her own favorites Spinni and Jensen Yarn are still part of Isager’s range today.

Åse Lund Jensen was a pioneer in her field and throughout her career she worked continuously to get knitting recognized as a craft, amongst other things through her many exhibitions and her work as a teacher at Skals Håndarbejdsskole, today known as Skals – Højskolen for Design og Håndarbejde (Skals – School of Design and Crafts). It was here that Marianne Isager and Åse Lund Jensen met and founded their friendship. After the death of Åse Lund Jensen this friendship led to Marianne Isager taking over the rights to use Åse Lund Jensen’s eternally modern patterns.

In the past 45 years first Marianne and later Helga developed the company in cooperation with many talented designers and staff in Isager.

Henrichsen’s mill in Skive is still very important, but Isager now also sells selected yarns from Peru, Italy, Ireland and Japan. The yarns and patterns are sold in selected shops in Denmark and internationally. Most sales goes directly to the shops, but the Japanese market is serviced by Isager Japan.

Opening hours in Isagers retailshop:
June 1st – August 31st  all days 10-17
September 1st – May 31st  Thursday – Sunday 11-16