Colourway: I Shall Become a Grey Horse
This colourway was first introduced in my 2019 Scottish Myth & Folklore Advent Set as Day 1.
Sometimes just a sentence or even a few words in a book take my attention and the colourway name comes from a part in ‘Land of Green Mountains’ in Wonder Tales From Scottish Myth and Legend by Donald A. Mackenzie, Forgotten Books. Even out of context it is a magical phrase that I just love. This is a wonderful tale of magic table cloths, promised first borns, quests, castles and giants.
A grey filly is also featured in the story Battle of the Birds, which can be found in many collections, including Scottish Folk Tales, Lomond Books.
Both tales are well worth finding and both are packed with so many elements they could easily inspire a whole collection of colourways!
All wool is hand dyed in single or small batches then washed and dried ready to be knit up into your own unique creation.
1 x 100g hank of Choufunga: Superwash Merino sock weight wool – 75% merino wool and 25% nylon for hand or machine knitting. Beautifully soft merino with nylon for a bit of extra stretch and strength.
Each 100g hank is about 465 yards / 425 meters.
Suitable for machine washing but hand washing is preferable. Dry flat.
While I have tried to capture the colours as best I can, please be aware colours may vary from those shown here.
Due to the nature of hand dyeing, colour saturation and placement may vary between different skeins of the same colourway. If you are using more than one to skein to complete your project I recommend alternating between the skeins for the best overall colour matching.
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Ever had a wash load turn pink because of one tiny red sock? Although all wool has been washed thoroughly after dyeing, it is advisable to wash your creations separately the first time, in case any residual dye remains. The vibrancy of your wool will not be affected in the rare event that there is any run off. I don't expect the dyes to run, but I make mention out of caution as I would hate for my wool to be the 'red sock'!