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Birte is 3-ply, DK weight 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Birte (pronounced BEER-tah) is named for the Danish goddess of the home and crafting. This luxurious yarn is a blend of superwash merino, cashmere, and bombyx silk and is perfect for anything: scarves, shawls, hats, cowls, mitts, vests, sweaters and special socks to pamper your feet.

Birte is the DK weight version of Verdande (worsted), Sunna (fingering), and Nona (heavy laceweight, with a higher luxury fiber content).

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Birte ~ Alpine


Pale warm beige-greens and yellow-greens with a multitude of subtle speckles.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
4 in stock!
Birte ~ Beaux Rêves


Beaux Rêves translates as beautiful, or sweet, dreams. Seemed like a good name for this dreamy blue. Tonal solid.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
Sale Price: $22.00
1 in stock!
Birte ~ Blue Suede Shoes


Rich, dark royal blue. This batch has teal tones. Tonal solid.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
11 in stock!
Birte ~ Bretagne


Stormy, pale blue-gray. Tonal solid.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
1 in stock!
Birte ~ Coral Blush


A beautifully soft coral / coral pink blush, softly variegated.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
3 in stock!
Birte ~ Deep Sea Diving


Deep, rich blue with charcoal-purple undertones. Tonal solid.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
11 in stock!
Birte ~ Early Bird


Blend of soft blues and spring greens. Softly variegated.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
6 in stock!
Birte ~ Eggplant


A deep, moody purple-blue, reminiscent of the blue-purple tones of dark eggplant. Tonal solid.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
9 in stock!
Birte ~ Forest Green OOAK Special, SBS-15-03-03


A beautiful, muted cool forest green, semi-solid.

Soup Pot color ~ one-of-a-kind, non-repeating colorway.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
Sale Price: $22.00
1 in stock!
Birte ~ Good Vibrations


Soft blue gray speckled with purples, blues, chartreuses.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
1 in stock!
Birte ~ Happy Dance


A deep, rich tuquoise-aqua blue. This photograph is really not accurate, but I cannot seem to capture this colorway on any base, no matter what I do! It's a gorgeous colorway and, if you like deep aqua tones, you'll love this!

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
4 in stock!
Birte ~ Hermitage


Rich antique gold. This batch has some darker, burnished areas. Tonal solid.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
5 in stock!
Birte ~ It's Not Easy Being Green


Bright, fluorescent spring green. Tonal solid.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
2 in stock!
Birte ~ Little Red Corvette


Bright red with pink undertones. Tonal solid.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
5 in stock!
Birte ~ Melted Chocolate


Rich, chocolatey brown. Tonal solid.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
6 in stock!
Birte ~ Midnight in Paris


A really rich, but not too dark blue. How I imagine the night sky might look in Paris on a clear night. Plus, I love the movie "Midnight in Paris."

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
Sale Price: $22.00
2 in stock!
Birte ~ Painted Hills


Warm gold-tan-beige with a multitude of subtle speckles.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
4 in stock!
Birte ~ Perfect Beach Day


Bright, happy aqua. Tonal solid.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
11 in stock!
Birte ~ Pink Sands (pink)


A soft pink color with gray undertones, reminiscent of pink sand beaches. Tonal solid.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
3 in stock!
Birte ~ Purple People Eater


Magenta-pink-purple glazed with violet purples, softly variegated.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
2 in stock!
   
 



Pattern Possibilities for Birte:

Arbutus by Jane Richmond: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/arbutus

Asking for Roses Shawl by Amy Swenson: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/asking-for-roses

Baby Cables and Big Ones, Too: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-cabl...

Cabled Keyhole Scarf by Anne Hanson: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cabled-keyhole-scarf

Chance of Showers by Heidi Kirrmaier: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chance-of-showers

Going Green by Susan MacIver: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/going-green-2

Grove Mittens by Jared Flood: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grove-2

Hawthorne by Susanna IC: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hawthorne-3

Highlander by Anne Hanson: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/highlander

Lucette Sweater by Amy Herzog: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lucette

Jacques Cousteau Hat by Lalla Pohjanpalo: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jacques-cousteau-hat

Juneberry Triangle by Jared Flood: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/juneberry-triangle

Mine Hill Cardigan by Amy Herzog: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mine-hill-cardigan

Petrea Sweater by Amy Herzog: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/petrea

Punch
and Judy by Anne Hanson: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/punch-and-judy

Natalya Gauntlets by Jody Pirello:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/natalya


Rene by Anne Hanson:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rene-4

Sangria Skirt by Anne Hanson: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sangria

Sapwood Sweater by Amy Herzog: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sapwood

Winding River Cowl by Kathleen Cubley: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/winding-river-cowl

Xenia Shawl by Vanessa Smith: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/xenia

116-6 Mittens with Pattern in "Karisma": http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/116-6-mittens-with-pattern-in-karisma

#12 Skirt by Nora Gaughan: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/12-skirt

For a smattering of projects check out the Birte project pages on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/spirit-trail-fiberworks-birte/projects?page=1