Demeter’s sadness from the loss of her daughter Persephone was causing a great famine to occur on the earth. Her brother Zeus sent Hermes, a messenger to Hades for release of Persephone. Hermes told Hades that the only way the famine would end is if he would return Persephone to her mother Demeter.
Hades agrees to release Persephone, but not before he gives her a piece of pomegranate fruit to eat. Whoever ate from the sacred fruit meant they were bound to the Underworld forever.
Upon the discovery of learning that, Zeus worked out a compromise where Persephone would spend half of the year with Hades and the other half with Demeter.
Finally Demeter was reunited with Persephone and the land became fertile and once again fruitful—these months for spring and summer, thus creating the cycle of seasons, the death and rebirth of nature.
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.