50% Merino wool/50% Silk
Available Weights: Lace, 4ply, Sport & DK
(Lace and 4ply available in Superwash or non-Superwash. Sport & DK Superwash only)
A luxurious blend of silk and merino combine to produce this beautifully soft base. Niamh means lustre, radiance and brightness, qualities which are all reflected in this sumptuous yarn.
The daughter of the Irish god of the sea, Niamh (pronounced “Neev”) was an beautiful princess who fell in love with with the human hero Oisin. They lived together for 300 years in Tír na nÓg (The land of youth).
Niamh has wonderful stitch definition and drape. It’s soft, flowing texture makes it the perfect match for shawls, sweaters, baby knits or any garment worn close to sensitive skin.
Please note that Niamh Lace & 4ply are available in Superwash or non Superwash merino options. The difference between the two versions are minimal, with the SW version having a smidge more drape and sheen. The choice is mainly down to personal taste, and we offer both to suit.
Take a look at our pattern suggestions for Niamh Lace, Niamh 4ply, Niamh Sport & Niamh DK over on Ravelry.