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Dionysus, at least according to some legends, was the son of Zeus and Semele, a maid from Thebes. His education is attributed to the nymph Nyssa. As he wandered the world, he introduced the grape vine and the knowledge of making wine. You might know him by his Roman name: Bacchus, but did you know that he was the patron deity of the theater? This yarn is wine maroon, mauve, purple, brown, salmon orange, and lavender, a difficult color to photograph accurately.

This listing is for one 2-ply skein, weighing 3.6 oz., spun at an average of 1820 ypp (yards per pound), a fingering weight. These 410 yards wrap at approximately 19-22.

Falkland is a strong, soft fiber from the Falkland Islands in the Southern Atlantic. It is a 24 to 28 micron fiber with approximately a 5-inch staple. This is a very white wool that dyes beautifully and spins very nicely, but is not a specific breed, but rather grown to a specification and blended. There are Corriedale, Polwarth, Dohne Merino and other breeds on the island. Since there are no sheep diseases on the islands, the animals are never dipped so there are not any organo-phosphate or pyrothroid sheep dip residues on the wool.

See my Store Policy FAQs section for further knitting gauge suggestions for various yard weights and care instructions for different fibers.

My skeins are wound on a full 2-yard niddy-noddy. If you don’t have a large swift, let me know. Spun in a smoke-free, pet-friendly home.

Fiber: Falkland wool
Weight: 3.6 oz, 102 g
Length: Approx. 410 yds, 375 m
YPP: Approx. 1820
WPI: Approx. 19-22
Ply: 2 ply

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Handspun yarn - DIONYSUS - Handpainted Falkland wool, fingering weight, 410 yards


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