Nain Rouge

by Dye Mad Yarns


French for “red dwarf”, Nain Rouge is a create whose appearance is said to presage misfortune in Detroit, Michigan. He was said to be seen before the 1967 Detroit riots, and each spring the city hosts a Marche du Nain Rouge in which the creature is chased out of the city and an effigy burned to banish the evil spirit from the city for another year. He is said to have red eyes and rotten teeth!

Our Nain Rouge is a red yarn with splashes of black and a dirty gold. 


Hattie Floof: 50g, 459 yards, 72% mohair/28% silk (lace weight)
Chester Sock: 100g, 437 yards, blend of 75% superwash merino/25% nylon
Gladys Shawl: 100g, 438 yards, single ply blend of 70% superwash merino/30% silk

Tortie Sport: 100g, 287 yards, 80% alpaca/20% silk
Minnie DK: 100g, 246 yards, 100% superwash merino wool 
Genny Worsted: 100g, 191 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% alpaca
Chubby Trevor: 115g, 136 yards, 100% superwash merino
Chunky Trevor: 100g, 76 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% nylon, single ply
Piper Fiber: 85% Polwarth Wool/15% Tussah Silk, approximately 4oz braid of fiber for spinning, felting, etc