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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.


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