Freya yarn is a gorgeously soft decadent blend of Merino wool, Cashmere and silk. Freya's skeins are a generous 384 metres (420 yards) of sport weight yarn, with 75% Merino wool, 15% cashmere and 10% silk.
The luxurious Folklore line is sourced from Canadian yarn houses, and is hand dyed with conventional fibre reactive dyes in the Wool Maiden studio. Most of the colourways are a careful blend of complimentary hues, while some of the others are solid colours, allowing for a diverse pallette especially suited to fade work. (Please note that all "solid" colours do have some variegation.) You can be sure that each skein of Folklore is handled with love and that all the colours reflect our love of nature.
Freya is the perfect combination of Merino, Cashmere, and Silk and creates is a wonderful choice for elegant garments that have a super soft handle, yet are strong enough to endure good wear. Freya is recommended for next to the skin items and is an excellent choice for baby garments or socks. As well, Freya is the yarn to choose for shawls, cowls, or light sweaters! Freya is an elegant yarn with versatility.
Fibre ~ 75% Merino wool, 15% cashmere, 10% silk
Colour ~ conventionally dyed
Yarn Weight ~ Sport weight
Needles ~ US 1.5 to 4 or 2.5 to 3.5 mm
Gauge ~ 4"= 20 to 24 sts
Yardage ~ 384 metres (420 yards)
Weight ~ 115 grams (4 ounces)
Gently hand wash in lukewarm water using a pH neutral soap and lay flat to dry, out of direct sunlight. You can expect some natural dyes to be slightly fugitive if exposed to direct sunlight for periods of time.
The Folklore line of yarn is dyed conventionally, using professional acid dyes. Each skein is carefully rinsed thoroughly until the water appears clear, but you may experience slight colour bleeding in the first wash. As with all hand dyed yarn, colours may vary slightly from skein to skein. If you are using more than one skein, it is recommend you alternate rows between skeins to ensure good blending.
Hand dyeing with natural dyes leaves room for subtle differences in dye lots so please ensure you purchase the right amount for your project. It is a good idea to alternate rows when you move from skein to skein to ensure a smooth transition.