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. Set on our Spellbound fingering base you will love this yarn as you reflect back on this short blooming usher to spring.
Fiber content: 70% Superwash Merino 30% Silk
Weight: Fingering Single ply
Meters/Yards: 438 yards
Care: Machine Wash, flat or hang dry
Average gauge: 5-8 sts per inch on a US 0-3 needle
Note: While the mill states that this is a machine washable superwash yarn, this is a hand dyed product. The dye completely exhausted and the water ran clear in the rinse process, however, some bleeding may occur with different detergents. We highly recommend using a wool safe wash such as Soak and drying flat or line drying.
Some of our photos may show more than one skein, the price listed is for only one skein. If you need more than the quantity available, convo us about a custom order.
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.
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