Demeter, goddess of wheat, the harvest, agriculture and fertility.
Demeter presided over the harvest, ensured that the crops grew strong, and showed humanity how to gather wheat. Demeter also kept tabs on moral justice and the divine order of law, and ruled over the cycle of life and death.
The most prominent myth about Demeter displays the powerful bond between mother and daughter. Her daughter, Persephone was kidnapped and disrupted everything Demeter knew causing her to abandon her fertility duties and causing the earth to become barren while she searched for her daughter. See our colorway, Demeter's struggle, to see more of this story.
Demeter is a tonal wheat color.
Available in the following yarn bases. For a listing of all yarn bases click here. Yarn Bases
Care of your hand knit garments
Please hand wash cold or lukewarm water and lay flat to dry. Even though this yarn does contain superwash merino, I do always recommend that you hand wash your knitwear. We use colorfast acid dyes for dying our yarn, and rinse until water runs clear. There may be a chance that some dye may bleed slightly in the first wash of your finished item. This does sometimes happen for speckled yarn and stubborn colors that are prone to bleed. For the first couple of washes, hand wash separately to be sure that no further bleeding.
There are no dye lots. We always try to sell from same dye lots but if not sure, we recommend blending the skeins as you work. Color saturation can differ from different dyelots.