Traditionally, the witching hour was considered that time of night when supernatural events took place and otherworldly entities were at their most powerful. In a contemporary turn, the witching hour has referred to that time of evening when events in our houses aren’t, perhaps, supernatural, but you’d swear some otherworldly entity is causing chaos — tired children rebel against sleep, dinners burn, dogs bark, and tears flow. We’ve all been there at some point — it’s our own personal witching hour and all we want to do is survive it…and get to our knitting.
In attempt to help defuse the frustration from this vexing phenomenon, I’ve allowed it to inspire a new colorway! The Witching Hour is a deep hued variegated colorway that is a visual reflection of the chaos. Within a base of dark grays and blues are swirled in swaths of rich reds and purples as well as pops of vivid blue and green. Lighter areas of the natural yarn can also be seen, as there is always light even within the darkest nights. Note that each skein of The Witching Hour is individually dyed and color placement and intensity will vary from skein to skein. Alternating skeins in multi-skein projects is highly recommended.
The Witching Hour is available on both Sunshine and Floof. Please note that the colors are much darker and more muted on Floof due to the mohair content.
The Witching Hour is available on the following bases:
Sunshine – light fingering, 100% SW Merino, 490 yards per 100-gram skein.
Floof – laceweight, 72% Kid Mohair/28% Silk, 459 yards per 50-gram skein.
Sunshine – While this is a superwash wool and can be machine washed, we recommend hand washing in cool water and then air dry flat.
Floof – Hand wash only cool, air dry flat.
All of our yarns and fibers are individually hand-dyed using professional grade acid dyes. Colorway names are consistent between yarns/fibers dyed with the same dye colors, however color can (and likely will) vary between skeins and between different bases.
We make every effort to assure the colors in our photos are as accurate as possible, but please note that colors can vary from monitor to monitor.