Norne Yarn

Merino / Silk / Yak Singles - Darradarljod

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£31.00
Hand Dyed
Introducing Norne Yarn's luxurious Merino/Silk/Yak blend in a 4Ply 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.

It was on Good Friday and the place was Caithness on the northern tip of the Scottish mainland. Darraðar saw twelve women ride to a stone hut. He spied on them through a crack in the wall and he saw them setting up a grizzly loom. Men's heads were the weights, men's entrails were the warp and wed, a sword was the shuttle, and the reels were arrows. The women were Valkyries deciding the outcome of the battle of Clontarf outside Dublin in 1014. As they wove the fabric they sang a song that Darraðar memorized, so it is called Darraðarljóð. When they were done they tore the loom done and ripped the fabric into pieces. Each Valkyrie rode of holding on to the part she had in her hand. Their song ends:
"start we swiftly with steeds unsaddled—hence to battle with brandished swords!"
Darraðarljóð, Njàls Saga chapter 157

The colourway is a very dark burgundy wine red
Specifications
Manufacturer Norne Yarn
Origin Norway
Fibre 15% Yak 20% Silk 65% Merino Wool
Yarn weight 4Ply – Fingering
Recommended Needle Size 2.25 mm-4 mm / US1-US6
Gauge 27 - 32 sts – 10cm/4”
Weight 120g
Meterage 480m/524yrds – 120g
Care Instructions Wash by hand, lay flat to dry.
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