Darradarljod on Fingering – BFL/Silk/Cashmere

Darradarljod on Fingering – BFL/Silk/Cashmere

230.00

70% Superwash BFL 20%Silk 10%Cashmere

400 meters per 100 gram skein

A fantasticly good yarn quality with 70% superwash BFL (Bluefaced leicester) 20% Silk and 10% Cashmere. Bluefached leicester is a british sheep breed. It is crisp and soft at the same time. This is a yarn that would be perfect for a luxurious fingering-weight cardigan or sweater, as well as for accessories.

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

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