brown and white mini skein with hints of pink and mossy green
brown and white mini skein with hints of pink and mossy green

Hawthorn in Bloom - Mini Skein on Choufunga Sock

Regular price £1.25

Colourway: Hawthorn in Bloom

This colourway was first introduced in my 2019 Scottish Myth & Folklore Advent Set as Day 15.

Thomas the Rhymer is historically connected to Earlston and I was surprised to find, upon reading up on him after we moved here, that I was familiar already with his stories!  What a strange connection that, while growing up in New Mexico, I should be enchanted by the tales of Thomas found in my mother’s fairy tale books and then years later end up here.

Under the blooming Hawthorn is where Thomas first meets the Fairy Queen and thus starts his magical tale of fairies and second sight, so I have chosen that as a colourway inspiration out of the many possible themes in his stories to include here.

Stories of Thomas the Rhymer can be found in many places including Wonder Tales From Scottish Myth and Legend by Donald A. Mackenzie, Forgotten Books


This listing is for a single mini skein. Perfect for blankets, dolls, other small projects, adding a pop of colour to a larger piece or just sampling a colourway. Choose your mini skein size from the options in stock.


20g mini skein is about 93 yards / 85 meters.

10g mini skein is about 46 yards / 42 meters.

5g mini skein is about 23 yards / 21 meters.

Skeins are hand dyed on 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. Suitable for hand or machine knitting.

All wool is hand dyed in single or small batches then washed and dried ready to be knit up into your own unique creation.
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.


Ever had a wash load turn pink because of one tiny red sock? Although all wool has been washed thorougly after dyeing, it is advisable to wash your creations seperatly the first time, in case any residual dye remains. The vibrance 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'!