fairy cat sith inspired black yarn for knitting and crochet

Kellas Cat on Choufunga Sock

Regular price £19.00 Sale price £17.00

Colourway: Kellas Cat

Wild and fierce black panther like creatures as large as dogs in the Highlands. Initial sightings were considered to be hoaxes until proof of the creatures was found in 1984 by a game keeper in Kellas, Scotland.

This rare black hybrid of the Scottish wildcat with its distinctive white chest may have spawned the ancient Celtic lore of the Cat Sith (fairy cat), which has many variations. Some believed the King of Cats stole the souls of the dead while others believed it could grant blessings if offerings were given. Still others believed the cat to be connected to a witch who could transform into a cat eight times and back again, while if transforming a ninth time would remain in cat form.

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'!