The Vikings are coming! on DK-Merino/Silk/Yak

The Vikings are coming! 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.

The Vikings was famous for their longships. They were graceful, lightweight, symmetrical wooden ships with shallow keels that had both sails and oars. They where built to cross rough seas as well as being quick to manoeuvrer, light enough to carry across across land for a bit and because of the shallow keels able to go up rivers and make beach landings. These traits made them perfect for making lightning quick attacks and be off before forces could be gathered against them if they wished to. These ships made the Vikings able to travel far and wide to raid, trade or settle down. Many ships also had beautiful carvings of dragons and other fantastic beasts.

This is a rich dark golden brown inspired by the tarred wood the longships were made of.

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

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