Midsummer night on DK-Merino/Silk/Yak

Midsummer night on DK-Merino/Silk/Yak

250.00

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.

Midsummer night is magical in the northern lands. It is so short and it hardly gets dark, even as far south as southern Norway. It is a time for being outside and enjoying the half light full of navy shades. Midsummer celebrations are still important in Scandinavia.

In Norse times, midsummer was likely was marked with one of the main Blòts of the year. Blòt was a religious ceremony. Animals, and perhaps also people, were sacrificed to the gods. They sacrificed to Odin, the god of war and wisdom, for victory, and to fertility gods like Freyr, Freya and Njord for a good year and peace. Kin and friends were important at these occasions when people came together. It is likely that offerings were also made to the ancestors and that they drank to both those that had been and to those who were yet to come.

This colourway was made as a 70th birthday gift to a very dear friend.

A dark navy blue like the darkest part of the summer night.

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