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Eir is 100% Bluefaced Leicester (not superwash!).

Each skein is 4 ounces (115g) and approximately 235 yards, and knits at approximately 20-26 stitches over 4 inches (on US 3-5).

Eir (old Norse for mercy, or help) is named for the Nordic goddess, or valkyrie, associated with medical skill and healing.

This yarn is a wonderfully wooly bluefaced leicester, longer-stapled so it doesn't pill as much as merino and other softer, shorter-stapled wool. It holds its shape well and creates a wonderfully cohesive fabric once knit and blocked. Eir is great for cables as well as stockinette and lace projects. Since it is not superwashed, it retains all the wonderful characteristics of true wool and still has the wonderful, soft scent of lanolin.

It should be hand washed with care and laid flat to dry.
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Ball Winding Fee


Have your yarn wound into center-pull balls for you!

The fee is per skein. Please add the appropriate number to your order as follows:

If you would like your entire order wound, please add the number of ball winding fees equal to the total number of skeins in your order.

If you only want certain yarns wound, please note which yarns in the "Comments" section of your order.

Please note that yarns which have been wound into balls cannot be returned. Thank you!

Price: 2.00
491 in stock!
Eir ~ Retro

A fresh, modern translation of the acidy-yellow-green of the 60's and 70's, this is a fabulous neutral color on its own or mixed with other colors as a fabulous pop in contrast colorwork projects. Tonal solid.

100% Bluefaced Leicester sport weight (not superwash!). Sold by the skein.

4 ounces (115g), 235 yards (214m) per skein. 20-26 stitches / 4 inches on US Needle Size 3-5

Price: 25.00
5 in stock!
Eir ~ Burnt Caramel


A saturated caramel-gold color, tonal solid.

100% Bluefaced Leicester sport weight (not superwash!). Sold by the skein.

4 ounces (115g), 235 yards (214m) per skein. 20-26 stitches / 4 inches on US Needle Size 3-5

Price: 25.00
6 in stock!
Eir ~ Eggplant


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

100% Bluefaced Leicester sport weight (not superwash!). Sold by the skein.

4 ounces (115g), 235 yards (214m) per skein. 20-26 stitches / 4 inches on US Needle Size 3-5

Price: 25.00
4 in stock!
Eir ~ Au Naturel


Undyed, natural soft white.

100% Bluefaced Leicester sport weight (not superwash!). Sold by the skein.

4 ounces (115g), 235 yards (214m) per skein. 20-26 stitches / 4 inches on US Needle Size 3-5

Price: 25.00
1 in stock!
   
 


Pattern possibilities for Eir:

Drachenfels by Melanie Berg
Illas Cies by Anne Hanson
Eifelgold by Melanie Berg
Pfeilraupe by Alpi Alpenrose
Islay by Gudrun Johnston
Ingrid Pullover by Isabell Kraemer
Warm by Katharina Nopp
Newsom by Bristol Ivy
Blue Hour by Suvi Simola
Dexter by Isabell Kraemer
Fiddlehead Mittens by Adrian Bizilia
Tulip Tank Top by Purl Bee
Dendros by Michele Wang
Loch by Tin Can Knits
Rolling Rock by Thea Colman
Riemu by Suvi Simola
Frais by Alicia Plummer
Tryst by Melanie Berg
Larch Cardigan by Amy Christoffers
Polwarth by Ysolda Teague
Leaving by Anne Hanson
Pilot House by Amy Herzog