Named for the Greek God Paeon, this flower’s root was believed to lessen the pains of childbirth. Being the physician to the gods on Mount Olympus, Paeon went seeking the flower (obviously to aide all of those women the gods seemed to be fond of impregnating). He was thwarted in his search by Asclepius (who probably thought women deserved to suffer in childbirth). When Leto begged Zeus to save his life, Zeus turned him into the flower of the very root he sought after. While Peonies come in many colors, our favorite is the palest of pinks which bloom in our side garden each spring and are heady and wonderful to smell.
About our bases:
Aura: single-ply Lace weight, 72% Silk 28% Mohair, 50g, 495 yards
Magic: 2-ply Fingering weight (sock weight), 80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon, 100g, 400 yards
Glamour: 2-ply Fingering weight (sock weight), 75% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon 5% Stellina, 100g, 438 yards
Incantation: 4-ply Fingering weight (sock weight), 60% Merino 20% Alpaca 20% Nylon 100g, 437 yards
Alchemy: 4-ply Fingering weight (sock weight), 80% Superwash Merino 10%Cashmere 10% Nylon, 100g, 425 yards
Divination: 4-ply Sport weight, 80% Alpaca 20% Silk, 100g, 287 yards
Charmed: 4-ply DK weight, 100% Superwash Merino, 100g, 231 yards
Sorcery: 4-ply DK weight, 80% Superwash Merino 20% Cashmere 10% Nylon, 100g, 231 yards
Wonderstruck: 4-ply DK weight, 75% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon 5% Stellina, 100g 231 yards
Enchantment: 4-ply Worsted weight, 100% Superwash Merino, 100g, 211 yards
Note: While the mill states that some bases are machine washable superwash yarn, this is a hand dyed product. The dye was completely exhausted and the water ran clear in the rinse process, however, some bleeding may occur with different detergents and water quality. We highly recommend hand washing using a wool safe wash such as Soak and drying flat or line drying.
When quantities are out of stock, they will be dyed to order and shipping may take 3-14 days.
Some of our photos may show more than one skein, the price listed is for only one skein.
All attempts are made to show our yarns in as close to their actual colors as possible. Colors may vary depending on monitors and lighting. Some yarns (such as those on Mohair) will come out muted and speckles will be more of a watercolor effect or have a sheen due to their fiber content.