Purple irises are beautiful flowers, but they also represent wisdom and have played a role in history and mythology for millennia. Whether you love the purple iris for its striking color and shape or for its deeper connections to ancient Greek gods and the French revolution, the flower definitely makes a striking statement in any garden or floral bouquet.
According to legends, Egyptian king Thutmose III popularized irises after he conquered the lands known today as Syria where the flowers grew wild. Thutmose had images of irises added to sculptures in Karnak and had the flowers grown in Egyptian gardens. For the ancient Greeks, the purple flowers symbolized the goddess Iris. When women died, purple irises were planted on their tombs so the goddess would find the grave and take the woman up to the heavens.
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.