Blue Dragon Flow is part of my Craters of the Moon Collection. On the North Crater Flow Trail area of the park is an area of unique lava flows. One of these is the Blue Dragon Flow. “There are two general types of lava flows found at Craters of the Moon, pahoehoe (pah-hoy-hoy) and aa (ah-ah). Both of these words are Hawaiian since much of what we know about volcanic activity came from the study of active volcanoes in Hawaii. Pahoehoe is a smooth lava that often forms ropes and coils. Pahoehoe means “ropy” in Hawaiian. Pahoehoe flows are very hot, around 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and have been clocked flowing at speeds of more than 30 miles per hour.” – National Park Service for Craters of the Moon . One section of the Pahoehoe lava had a thin layer of titanium magnetite crystals cooling on the surface. These reflect blue light. Early park explorer Robert Limbert thought this area resembled a reptile with its cracked and veined surface. Red shows through in sections where the top layer of the lava rock has broken off.
This was an exciting colorway to create! It is a combination of a deep caramel color with a hint of orange and then layered with a steel blue. Over the yak base, the steel blue takes on a hint of purple.
65% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 15% Yak
523 yards / 120 grams
Hand wash only!
Please note if a color is listed as a ‘backorder’ option, it will be dyed to order and may take up to a week to ship.
Please note that color variations may occur from skein to skein as a result of hand dyeing. I have matched the colors in the photo as close as real life as possible however some differences may be noticed from monitor to monitor. Please also order as many sets as you need for your project as color variation may happen one dye lot to the next.