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Terrapin Fiberworks

Sagas - Dyed to Order

Regular price $27.00 USD
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Yarn Base

A complex blend of grizzly-bear brown deepened with charcoal gray, this color is an homage to Iceland’s rich literary tradition!

The sagas of Iceland are a body of medieval Icelandic literature based around historical events and persons of the ninth through eleventh centuries. They’re more concerned with the lives of common folk than the gods, like you might be used to from the Norse sagas! More generally speaking, the saga is a broader literary tradition in Iceland and elsewhere in Scandinavia that shares some commonalities with epic poetry, but are composed in prose.

The sagas remain a prominent part of Icelandic culture today, but if medieval literature isn’t your thing, books of all kinds are special in Iceland!  You may have heard of the Jolabokaflod, or “Christmas book flood,” which is the tradition of gifting books to each other on Christmas Eve before settling in for a cozy evening of enjoying new stories. Absolutely my kind of holiday :)

PAIRS WELL WITH: Lupine, Huldufólk, Puffin, Basalt

Bases in first picture: Potomac DK, Atlantic Fingering, Potomac DK (swatched)

Bases in second picture L to R: Deer Creek, Atlantic, Monocacy, Potomac, Severn, Chesapeake, Anacostia

Bases in third picture: Anacostia, Atlantic, Chesapeake, Deer Creek

Bases in fourth picture: Monocacy, Potomac, Severn

Last photo by Denys Nevozhai courtesy of Unsplash

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Our yarns are hand-dyed with professional fiber reactive dyes on soft, eco-friendly vegan fibers. We do our best to represent yarn colors accurately in the listing photos, but please keep in mind that hand-dyed yarn inherently varies a bit from skein to skein, and different monitors may display colors differently.

Yarn is made in a smoke-free, pet-free environment. A scented soap is used at the beginning of the dye process on all bases except Anacostia and Severn, but is rinsed repeatedly after this; yarns otherwise do not contain fragrances.

To reduce our impact on the planet, our packaging is made of 100% plastic-free natural materials. Please reuse, recycle, or compost every piece!  

Yarn Bases

--Anacostia Sock--
40% Tencel, 40% Organic Cotton, 20% Elastic
437 Yards, 100 grams

--Anacostia Worsted--
40% Tencel, 40% Organic Cotton, 20% Elastic
188 Yards, 100 grams

--Atlantic Fingering--
100% Pima Cotton
437 Yards, 100 grams

--Atlantic DK--
100% Pima Cotton
218 Yards, 100 grams

--Chesapeake Fingering--
100% Organic Cotton
437 yards, 100 grams

--Chesapeake DK--
100% Organic Cotton
246 yards, 100 grams

--Chesapeake Worsted--
100% Organic Cotton
164 yards, 100 grams

--Deer Creek Fingering--
*only available in select colors*
60% Organic Cotton, 40% linen
383 yards, 100 grams

--Monocacy Fingering--
100% US Cotton Boucle
440 yards, 100 grams

--Monocacy Worsted--
100% US Cotton Boucle
164 yards, 100 grams

--Sandy Point Sport--
100% Organic Pima Cotton
328 yards, 100 grams

--Severn Fingering--
100% Tencel
437 Yards, 100 grams

--Severn DK--
100% Tencel
246 Yards, 100 grams

--Susquehanna Lace--
100% Pima Cotton
874 yards, 100 grams

Care Instructions

To keep finished objects looking their best, hand-wash in cool water and lay flat to dry.

Each skein is hand-washed thoroughly after dyeing, but please keep in mind that minimal bleeding or crocking can still occur on first wash. A prewash is recommended for projects using multiple colors, especially saturated colors.

As with all hand-dyed yarns, especially plant fibers, slight variations should be expected between batches and even within dye lots. We strongly advise purchasing all skeins for a project at the same time to ensure they come from the same dye lot. It is also best practice to alternate skeins as you work.