Darradarljod on Fingering - Merino/Silk

Darradarljod on Fingering - Merino/Silk

230.00

50% Merino 50% Silk

400 meters per 100g skein

A super soft and shiny base with the best qualities from both merino and silk. This yarn will give you something wonderfully soft and drapey. This is yarn is not superwash treated.

The colourway is a dark burgundy wine red.

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

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