“DIJK” a new Dutch Heritage Yarn 1st lim. ed.
Proudly we present to you “DIJK”
a new Dutch Heritage Yarn 1st lim. ed.
100% Texelaar and Zwartbles Lambswool and Baby Alpaca from the Low Lands, gathered and spun with 100% traceability in an eco – mill in Flanders.
DIJK encompasses everything The Dutch Yarn Barn sets out to be: that of eco-friendly and ethical production, that of wanting to put value into something nowadays considered worthless, and of using local heritage yarns.
All the raw fleece that goes into Dijk is gathered from flocks where it would otherwise have gone to waste and we selected and graded the finest parts of Texelaar and Zwartbles lambsfleeces from the Province of Gelderland. The high quality Baby Alpaca is from the Alpaca farm and spinner in Flanders, Belgium
The misty, silvery grey tones found in the Blue Texelaar are enhanced by the natural white of the White Texelaar and Baby Alpaca, while the black Zwartbles adds her dark beauty to the blend to form a natural heathered shade with lots of depth. The blend makes into a yarn with bounce and a little more drape than the original 100% Texelaar Double Dutch.
It is full of character, a structural and authentic farm yarn, yet soft and bouncy to handle and with a little halo. A slightly irregular spin with a delightfully lofty twist will create beautiful stich definition in knits, purls, and cabling alike.
A yarn ultimately suited for sturdy sweaters and squishy soft winter accessories, your go-to autumn and winter yarn with lots of character!
70% Blue and White Texelaar Lambswool, 10% Zwartbles lambs, 20% Baby Alpaca
DK (light worsted) weight, 2ply woollen spun
233 metres per 100g skein (255 yards per 3½ ounce skein)
3.5-4.5mm (US 4-7) needle or hook
22 sts and 28 rows on 3.75mm needles
Cool hand wash only — lay flat to dry naturally, in the shade
Sourced, scoured and spun in the Low Lands
DIJK will be available in it's beatifully heathered natural grey colour.
Additionally it will be available for sweater-quantities dyed to order.
For example: Woad (European Indigo), Burgundy (Lac), or Rembrand Red (Madder)
Intended Launchdate: 1st of September. When pre-orders exceed batchquantity we will pull the launch forward to an earlier date.
A limited quantity will be made available, so be sure to get your pre-order for a scrumptiously cozy autum-sweater knit.
WHAT'S IN A NAME – CREATING NEW CULTURAL HERITAGE
The word dijk signifies the structural embankments, dikes and dams that the Dutch built to shield the Low Lands from the ever advancing North-sea. For centuries we are used to living with the water, and the structures we built to guard us are called “dijken”.
The name “DIJK” acknowledges the importance of living with water and safekeeping the land and the life on it. Until today the Dutch are well known for their high level of water-engineering.
In the same way that the structure of “dijken” guard us from advancing water, this yarn holds its structure and keeps you safe and warm from you environment. As an authentic farm yarn it will protect you from the elements, comfort you when you knit it, and keep you cozy and snuggly warm throughout the seasons.
Did you know that Texelaar yarn is the original heritage yarn from which the fisherman's Gansey's were knit up? When knit at a tight gauge its shielding properties are at its best.