black yarn skein with a pop of red colour inspired by black widow spiders
black yarn skein with a pop of red colour inspired by black widow spiders
black sock yarn skein with a pop of red colour inspired by black widow spiders
male and female black widow spider inspired sock yarn skeins for knitting
sock yarn skeins inspired by black widos and their ivory egg sacs

Black Widow - Full 100g Skein on Choufunga Sock

Regular price £17.50

Colourway: Black Widow

Eyecatching and unapologetic in their deadly appearance, looking almost as if it was clad as a leather dominatrix, the Black Widow spider fascinated me as a child.

This colourway is an addition to my Land of Enchantment series. The females are unmistakeable in shape and colour and can be found in most Albuquerque houses and gardens. Beautiful and deadly all at once, she can move at terrifying speed if her egg sacs are threatened, but otherwise prefers to be left alone in her web.

The male is much smaller and inconspicuous and, whether overstated or often, should be wary not to make a misstep after mating lest he be eaten.


Male Black Widow and Egg Sac mini skeins also available seperately.

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.

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'!