One of two words for red in the Irish language, dearg is the color of red ink, red wine, blood, gore, embers, hot iron, and the lower layers of earth. Vibrant and rich with cooler tones and firey highlights, dearg is perfect for more vivid knits, and its undertones pair well with dubh.
This colorway is part of our Dathannaseries, inspired by the Irish language and its words for colors. Kettle-dyed with carefully-chosen undertones, we’ve made poetic interpretations of the subtle nuances ofdathanna, or colors, as they’re understood and usedas Gaeilge.These colorways are all more-or-less subtly variegated, so if you’re trying to avoid color pooling, we recommend alternating two skeins in your project. We do our best to hand-match skeins in each order, but due to our small dye batches and the natural movement of dye in a kettle, we can’t guarantee exact color alignment matches from skein to skein. Please wash your yarn or finished objects in cold water with a designated wool wash to avoid bleeding.
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