Mermaid was one of the first bases I fell in love with dyeing because every colour looks spectacular. It’s a fingering weight yarn spun from 50 % merino and 50 % Mulberry silk. It’s ultra soft, definitely suitable for even the most sensitive, and has a beautiful shine from the silk. The yarn is round and very even, creating a smooth and fine fabric.
All yarns from Sägen are hand dyed by Lotta H Löthgren, using high quality acid dyes. The colourways are named after creatures, entities, details or ideas from folklore and old stories, and Sägen is the Swedish word for a certain kind of folk story. My aim is to create a palette of colours that are just as beautiful on their own as they are to combine, and that knitters and makers can return to over the years.
Yarn weight: Fingering
Hank weight: 100 g
Fibre: 50 % merino, 50 % mulberry silk
Length: 400 m per 100 g hank
Gauge: 22-26 sts per 10 cm / 4 in
Needle size: 2.5-3.5 mm
Care: Gently hand wash in cool water. Darker colours may bleed.