Irish Gold on Fingering-Merino/Silk

Irish Gold 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.

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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