THE WINEDARK SEA Indie-Dyed Yarn on Stained Glass Sock

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Mentes I'm called, son of the veteran
Ankhialos; I rule seafaring Taphos.
I came by ship, with a ship's company,
sailing on the winedark sea for ports of call on alien shores....
--Athena, The Odyssey by Homer

This yarn was inspired by a really intriguing phrase from Homer's Odyssey. Apparently the ancient Greeks had no name or concept for the color blue. While pondering the idea for this colorway, a friend mentioned that on a recent trip to Greece, she noticed burgundy hues in the sea while aboard a sailboat.

I dyed this colorway on Stained Glass Sock, which is a soft and squishy 2-ply yarn made of 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon. The thing that makes Stained Glass Sock uniquely wonderful is that one ply is made of white wool while the other alternates between black and white, so when I dye the yarn, it looks like leaded stained glass. Each 100 gram skein has 400 yards.

YARN FACTS
The Winedark Sea on Stained Glass Sock
Literary Collection
400 yards / 3.5 oz / 2 plies
80% superwash merino / 20% nylon
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry.

YARN PAIRINGS
The Winedark Sea would look great with Renaissance Festival, Bohemian Rhapsody, or Autumn Leaves to name a few.

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