Hephaestus
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Hephaestus

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Hephaestus was the god of fire, blacksmiths, craftsmen, sculptors, and artisans.

Hephaestus was the son of Hera and Zeus.  It is unclear whether he was born lame or crippled after his father hurled him in the sea after Hephaestus tried to free Hera from the chains Zeus had put her in.  The story is also told that Hera birthed him and was so disgusted by his looks and deformity that she threw him into the sea.  Either way, Hephaestus washed up on the seashore where he was rescued by nymphs who hid him for 9 years until he was recovered enough to return to Mount Olympus.  

Upon his returning, Hera feeling bad for what happened to Hephaestus, built an underground workshop for him.  It's here where he began to create all kinds of things including palaces and thrones of the Olympians,  Zeus's thunderbolt, Hera's magic golden throne, Achilles's armor, Hermes's winged helmet and the Perseus's knife that he used to cut off Medusa's head.

Despite his appearance, Hephaestus's ability to make items of great allure won him the favor of plenty of goddesses.  He was married to Aphrodite, the most beautiful goddess, in an arranged marriage by his father.  

Hephaestus is a variegated colorway of black representing the blacksmith and bright vivid colors of aqua, orange, yellow and chartreuse representing his many notable creations. 

Available in the following yarn bases

Luxe Sock
75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon
463 yds/100 g
Fingering Weight
A 4-ply supersoft merino with nylon for strength making this the perfect yarn for socks.
Hand Wash Cold/Lay flat to dry 

Luxe DK
100% Superwash Merino
274 yds/100 g
Light DK weight
A cabled yarn of 4 doubled plies, creating a springy 8 ply merino.
Hand Wash Cold/Lay flat to dry 

Plush DK
70% Superwash Merino / 30% Silk
231 yds/100g
DK weight
A wonderful springy 4ply superwash merino and lustrous silky sheen and softness giving you the most beautiful drape for a DK yarn.
Hand Wash Cold/Lay flat to dry

Theia
95% Superwash Merino, 5% Stellina 
400 yds/100g
Fingering weight
Single Ply 
A dreamy silver toned sparkly fiber plied with a incredibly soft single ply superwash merino. Theia was the Titan goddess of all that glitters. She was referred to as the goddess of shining elements, jewels and light. 
Hand Wash Cold/Lay flat to dry

Nimbus 
72% Kid Mohair, 28% Silk
459 yds/50g
Lace weight 
A delicate lace weight yarn made from beautiful soft Kid Mohair and Mulberry Silk. Perfect for lightweight shawls or held together with another yarn for a design with a delicate halo.  Nimbus is a luminous cloud or halo surrounding a god or goddess when on earth. 
Hand wash cold/Lay flat to dry

Legends
100% Superwash Merino
218 yds/100g
Worsted weight
A unique merino with a cabled yarn of 4 double-plies giving you a beautiful and springy 8-ply yarn. 
Hand wash cold/Lay Flat to dry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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