Irish Gold on DK-Merino/Silk/Yak

Irish Gold on DK-Merino/Silk/Yak


60% Superwash Merino 20% Silk 20 % Yak

212 meters per 100 grams

A soft and luxurious DK weight yarn. This yarn is almost the same fibre mix as the Singles and the same light grey when undyed so all colours look at bit different on these two. Perfect for shawls and soft garments with a lot of drape.

One popular destinations for Vikings to sail to on their longships during raiding season was Ireland. Ireland had many religious houses that were rich in gold and poorly defended. There are many examples of brooches and other jewellery found in graves excavated in Norway that had been made in the workshops of Irish monasteries and used there to adorn religious book or other reliquaries. The Vikings changed these beautiful pieces into jewellery to adorn themselves with.

A pale gold colourway inspired by beautiful gold jewellery seen in museums.

This colourway was made specially for a collaboration with Julie Knits in Paris on a wrap called Filigree for the Woolinn Irelands festival of Yarn 2019

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