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Brigantia is 3-ply DK weight, 85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

8 ounces / 210g / 600 yard skeins

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Polwarth is nearly as soft as merino, but with the longer staple length of Lincoln it pills much less than merino. 15% silk adds sheen and wonderful drape to this all-around workhorse of a yarn. Brigantia is fantastic in any stitch pattern you can imagine. It creates a fabulous, wonderful, drapey lace fabric but works equally well in cables and other stitch patterns, and shines in stockinette. Knit it more tightly for DK weight patterns, a bit more loosely for light worsted, and much looser for lacey, drapey projects.

Brigantia is a celtic goddess (also known as Brigid or Bridget) considered the patroness of poetry, smithing, medicine, arts and crafts, cattle and other livestock, sacred wells, serpents (in Scotland) and the arrival of early spring. She is sometimes associated with Minerva and also considered a weaving diety.

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Brigantia ~ Atlantis


A rich, watery blue reminiscent of the blue of deep ocean waters. Tonal solid.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
(Out of Stock)
Brigantia ~ Autumnal OOAK BRG-17-08-11


Soft tans, bricks, golds, bronzes reminiscent of fading autumn leaves. One-of-a-kind, non-repeating colorway. Speckled.

Two skeins available; with some variation between the two (one has more of the brick colors). Alternating between the two in a project will blend them perfectly.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
2 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Beaux Rêves


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

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $54.00
4 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Birds of a Feather


Rich mallard green-blue, tonal solid.

Two skeins available; with some variation between the two (one has more of the brick colors). Alternating between the two in a project will blend them perfectly.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
3 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Bretagne


Stormy gray-blue reminiscent of overcast seas off the coast of Brittany. Tonal solid.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
2 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Burnt Caramel


A saturated caramel-gold color, tonal solid.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
(Out of Stock)
Brigantia ~ Casco Bay


Subtle teal-blue, tonal solid.

Two skeins available; with some variation between the two (one has more of the brick colors). Alternating between the two in a project will blend them perfectly.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
5 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Ebb & Flow


Quietly soft blues and pale blues that, when I close my eyes, make me think of the sound of a gentle ebb tide. Tonal solid.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
Sale Price: $30.00
2 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Footloose and Fancy Free


Bright sky-aqua blues, tonal solid.

Two skeins available; with some variation between the two (one has more of the brick colors). Alternating between the two in a project will blend them perfectly.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
4 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Freeze Frame


Bright sky-aqua blue, tonal solid.

Two skeins available; with some variation between the two (one has more of the brick colors). Alternating between the two in a project will blend them perfectly.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
6 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Herb Garden


A lovely blend of soft greens, gray greens and blue greens reminiscent of the muted green of herbs. Softly variegated.

This colorway is great on its own or as a contrasting color in colorwork projects.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
Sale Price: $30.00
1 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Horseshoe Bay


A medium blue, clear and bright, reminiscent of the waters of Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda. Tonal solid.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
4 in stock!
Brigantia ~ If a Tree Falls


Tan background with varying subtle brown speckles, reminiscent of tree bark. Speckled.

Two skeins available; with some variation between the two (one has more of the brick colors). Alternating between the two in a project will blend them perfectly.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
3 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Melted Chocolate


Rich chocolatey brown, tonal solid.

Two skeins available; with some variation between the two (one has more of the brick colors). Alternating between the two in a project will blend them perfectly.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
2 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Muscaris


A beautifully rich purple, reminiscent of Muscaris, or Grape Hyacinths. Tonal solid.

This colorway is great on its own or as a contrasting color in colorwork projects.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
3 in stock!
(1)
Brigantia ~ Neon Poppies (pink)


A vivid red with hints of pink and orange; vibrant, intense, and fun. Tonal solid.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.


Price: $55.00
Sale Price: $30.00
2 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Painted Hills


Warm gold-tan with a multitude of speckles.

Two skeins available; with some variation between the two (one has more of the brick colors). Alternating between the two in a project will blend them perfectly.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
3 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Pink Sands (pink)


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

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
5 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Scarlett


Vivid, true red. Semi-solid. 85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk. Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
2 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Sea Grass


Muted greens and yellow-greens, reminiscent of some of the grasses that grown on sand dunes. Tonal solid.

This colorway is great on its own or as a contrasting color in colorwork projects.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $55.00
5 in stock!
   
 




Some pattern possibilities for Brigantia:

And So Are You by Rose Beck: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/and-so-are-you

Baby Cables and Big Ones, Too by Suvi Simola: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-cables-and-big-ones-too

Bloch Ness Cardigan by Anne Hanson: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bloch-ness

Byrony Vest by Amy Herzog: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bryony

Chandelle Cowl by Megan Goodacre: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chandelle-cowl

Crocus Meadow by Wioletta "Wiolett": http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocus-meadow

Caulfield Sweater by Amy Herzog: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/caulfield

Essential Cardigan by Laura Grutzeck: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/essential-cardigan-2

Gnarled Oak Cardigan by Alana Dakos: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gnarled-oak-cardigan

Lanata Cardigan by Amy Christoffers: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lanata

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

Mountain Ash by Kate Gagnon Osborn: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mountain-ash

New Towne Cardigan by Amy Herzog: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/new-towne

Peu de Pluie Scarf by Anne Hanson: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/peu-de-pluie-scarf

Stacked Columns Wrap and Shawl by Rose Beck: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stacked-columns-wrap-and-shawl

Stellaria by Susanna IC: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stellaria-2

Twinflower Sweater by Amy Herzog: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/twinflowe...

Vodka Lemonade by Thea Colman: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vodka-lemonade

For more project possibilites please see the Brigantia Project Page on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/spirit-trail-fiberworks-brigantia/projects