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Whirlpool of Corryvreckan - Mini Skein on Choufunga Sock

Regular price £4.00

Colourway: Whirlpool of Corryvreckan


This colourway was first introduced in my 2019 Scottish Myth & Folklore Advent Set as Day 3.

The Whirlpool of Corryvreckan is a real place off the west coast of Scotland and the third largest whirlpool in the world. Many of the tales and myth surrounding this natural phenomena can be found easily on the internet.  I like the idea that yearly the mighty Biera used the whirlpool to wash her shawl, which was then left on the mountains to dry. Upon lifting the shawl the mountains were covered in snow, signalling the beginning of winter. Mention of this can be found in Wonder Tales From Scottish Myth and Legend by Donald A. Mackenzie, Forgotten Books. 

An additional tale of how the whirlpool gets its name is noted in the same text but can be found in further detail in Scottish Myths & Legends by Judy Hamilton, Lomond Books. This tale involves a challenge for the right of marriage and a test of true love that ends sadly.


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'!