Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is a vibrant herbaceous perennial characterised by its crimson and white flowers and trifoliate leaves. Each bloom comprises a cylindrical inflorescence with numerous small individual flowers rich in nectar, making it attractive to bees and other pollinators. As a nitrogen-fixing legume, it enriches the soil by capturing nitrogen from the air and converting it into a form that other plants can utilise through its root nodules and soil-dwelling Rhizobium bacteria. This provides a natural and sustainable approach to improving soil fertility.
Clover contains a range of bioactive compounds, including mildly oestrogenic isoflavones. Its traditional medicinal properties are believed to support women's health by easing menopausal symptoms and having anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. Its use in wedding bouquets and decorations is believed to bestow good luck, fertility, and blessings upon the happy couple.
In ancient civilizations, including Egypt and Rome, clover was associated with love and fertility. In Irish folklore, clover is considered a symbol of good fortune. The shamrock represents the three leaves believed to be used by St. Patrick to demonstrate the principle behind the Christian Holy Trinity. The discovery of a four-leaf clover, a rare variation of the plant, is believed to bestow extraordinary luck upon the finder.
A superwash treated sock weight yarn spun from 75% merino wool that’s soft and warm with 25% nylon for enhanced durability. Suitable for 2-3mm needles. Around 420 metres per 100g skein.
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