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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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Ball Winding Fee


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

Ball winding is only available if it is added to your order, at the time your order is placed, for the number of skeins you'd like wound. Please add this option to your shopping cart before checking out, as outlined below. Thank 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
485 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
5 in stock!
Birte ~ Black Moon


Deep, deep purple-black, semi-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 ~ Celestial


A soft blend of sky blues and muted lavender, semi-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
4 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 ~ 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, semi-solid.

This dyelot is slightly brighter than the standard 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
1 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
5 in stock!
Birte ~ Fresh Mint


A bright, vivid green, semi-solid.

Great on its own or as a contrasting color in colorwork projects.

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 ~ Hanalei


A beautifully intense blue, semi-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
4 in stock!
Birte ~ Horseshoe Bay


A medium blue, clear and bright, reminiscent of the waters of Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda. 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
7 in stock!
Birte ~ Maine Sumac



Medium burgundy that leans more towards brown than purple, occasionally has tan notes, reminscient of the Maine Sumac in its Autumn foliage. Semi-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
4 in stock!
Birte ~ Malachite


Bright, vibrant greens and blues, softly variegated. This dyelot is darker than the typical colorway, with less of the brighter yellow-green and less variegation.

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 ~ 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
12 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
4 in stock!
Birte ~ Rose Kissed (pink)


A rich plummy-pinky red, reminiscent of roses, semi-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 ~ Roussillon


A deep burnt orange, reminiscent of the stone cliffs and homes in Roussillon, France.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
4 in stock!
Birte ~ Sorbet (pink)


A bright, happy blend of coral/orange reminiscent of fresh berry sorbet, semi-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 ~ The Witching Hour


Deep, dark charcoal, almost black in places, 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 ~ Vendange


A rich, beautiful burgundy which leans more towards the purple side of the spectrum than brown. Semi-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!
   
 



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