ATHENA Hand-Dyed Silky Cashmere Sock Yarn

Regular price $32.00

I'm so very happy to bring you this collection that combines an amazing luxury superwash merino/silk/cashmere fingering-weight yarn with the characters from Homer's Odyssey.

This colorway was inspired by Athena, the goddess of wisdom in Greek mythology who guides both Odysseus and his son, Telemachus. Her colors include gold and copper for wisdom, red for war (she's also the goddess of war), purple for royalty, and gray since she is known as gray-eyed Athena throughout Homer's epics. Her colors are deep and rich. I am especially pleased with the gold color, which really looks gold.

I made four different colorways based on the personalities of the four main characters. Each colorway shares a couple colors with the other colorways so you can use them all together or in any combination.

The base yarn has great stitch definition along with incredible softness. This is a true luxury yarn that will be beautiful for anything next to the skin.

The price is per 3.5 ounce/100 gram skein.

The second to last photo shows a closeup of a sample I knit in stockinette using Athena, and the last photo shows the whole Odyssey collection together.


YARN FACTS
Name: Athena
Collection: Odyssey Collection
Yarn Base: Silky Cashmere Sock Yarn
Yarn Weight: Fingering/Sock
Length in Yards: 437
Ounces/Grams: 3.5 oz/100 g
Plies: 3
Contents: 70% superwash merino, 20% silk, 10% cashmere
Colors: Gold, Copper, Gray, Red, Purple
Instructions: Wash by machine or hand (preferred) on cold and air dry flat. 

PROCESS AND PACKAGING
Each skein of yarn is spun or dyed by me with loving care and contains a label with the yarn facts shown above. Your yarn is wrapped in tissue paper and shipped promptly, making a great presentation if you are giving it as a gift to your favorite fiber artist--even if that happens to be you!
 
HANK OR CAKE
Unless otherwise specified, your yarn will come as a hank, which is basically a large loop. This is the best way to store yarn because there’s no tension being placed on it. Before you begin to use it, however, you will need to wind it into a ball or cake or you will end up with a tangled mess. The best way to do this is with a swift and ball winder. However, you can use the arms of a patient friend or just put your yarn over two dining chairs back to back and wind it into a ball by hand. If you don’t have a swift and you plan to use the yarn fairly soon, I would be happy to wind your yarn into a cake for you at no extra charge. Just mention it in your note to seller when you check out.
 

MY GIFT TO YOU
As a token of my appreciation, I would be happy to include your choice of either a sprig of fresh rosemary from my organic garden or a handmade felt ball infused with essential lavender oil with your order.  Both of these smell wonderful and are natural moth deterrents. Just let me know if you would like one and which one you would prefer in the note to seller when you check out.

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