Columbia Wool yarn, Worsted weight, 170 yards - Hermod
These yarns are American grown Columbia wool, spun in the USA by Imperial Yarn, and hand painted here at Edgewood Garden Studio.
Ilga has hand-painted four skeins in a one-of-a-kind colorway. Some of the photos show all four skeins in the colorway, but each skein is sold separately.
These skeins are in shades of blue, magenta, and burgundy.
Each colorway in this series of yarns is named for a character in Norse mythology. Hermod is the brother of Balder. After Balder's death he rode Odin's horse to the underworld, to plead with the goddess of death for his brother's return.
A word about Columbia sheep. They were one of the first developed in the US. Starting in 1912, Lincoln and Rambouillet sheep breeds were crossed and selectively bred to produce a good wool and meat breed adapted to Western range conditions. Today, they are found throughout the country.
Each skein is 170 yards (155 meters) and 4 ounces (113 grams), a worsted weight. The recommended gauge for this yarn is 18 stitches per 24 rows for 4 inches on US size 8 needles, or European 5mm needles.
Fiber: Columbia wool
Weight: 4.0 oz., 113 g
Length: Approx. 170 yards, 155 m