Norne Yarn

Merino / Silk / Yak DK - The Emperor of Miklagard

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Hand Dyed
Introducing Norne Yarn's luxurious Merino/Silk/Yak blend in a DK weight yarn with a good twist and a smooth finish, the lustre is almost magical, creating a lovely stitch definition perfect for your next favourite project. This fibre blend beautifully compliments Norne Yarn's colour palette inspired by Norse Mythology, combining the deepest of hues with an almost metalic shine.

Miklagàrd means the great city in old Norse. Miklagàrd was the Norse name for Constantinople the capital of the Byzantine empire that today is called Istanbul. Some Vikings travelled as far as Miklagàrd and there went into the service of the emperor as his personal bodyguards. This elite core of soldiers was known as the Varangian Guard. King Harald Hardrada (the hard ruler) was a captain of the Varangian Guard in his youth before he returned home to take the crown of Norway. Today you can still see rune inscriptions if you visit the Hagia Sofia.
This colour is an attempt to copy the extremely exclusive fabrics dyed purple with dyes extracted from shellfish for the Byzantine emperors. Before synthetic dyes were invented purple was the most exclusive colour in the world.

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Are made (these runes)
Possible interpretation of one rune inscription in Hagia Sofia.
Specifications
Manufacturer Norne Yarn
Origin Norway
Fibre 20% Yak 20% Silk 60% Merino Wool
Yarn weight DK
Recommended Needle Size 3 mm–5 mm / US5–US8
Gauge 20–24sts – 10cm/4”
Weight 100g
Meterage 212m/232yrds – 100g
Care Instructions Wash by hand, lay flat to dry.
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