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Whirlpool of Corryvreckan on Choufunga Sock

Whirlpool of Corryvreckan on Choufunga Sock

Regular price £17.50

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 Beira 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.

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'!