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The Great Hand on Choufunga Sock

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Colourway: The Great Hand

This colourway was first introduced in my 2019 Scottish Myth & Folklore Advent Set as Day 13.

The Great Hand colourway inspiration comes from a rather mysterious reference in ‘The Friends and Foes of Man’ in Wonder Tales From Scottish Myth and Legend by Donald A. Mackenzie, Forgotten Books. It is described as ‘a gigantic gristly hand with nails like an eagle’s claw.’  It is said to be found in caves and tunnels, including the one between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, and appears to be almost disembodied in the tales, as no one has ever seen any other part but the hand.

Less mysterious references to great hands can be found in many Scottish tales of giants, who seem to like reaching down chimneys to steal people and children away.

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.

Want the skein wound up and ready to knit? Add on my caking service to your order.

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'!