This photo of Kylemore Abbey was my absolute favorite photo I took on my trip to Ireland and I knew it was destined to be come a yarn color.
With its foundation laid in 1867, it first became the lavish home of Margaret and Mitchell Henry. They turned it from a simple lodge to the beautiful castle, nesting it in among face of the mountain perfectly to create the perfect reflection on Lough Pollaacapull, as you see here. It was later sold to the ninth Duke of Manchester in 1902. The castle was once more transformed when the Benedictine nuns took over the castle in 1920.
This photo tried to become a colorway several times, without success, until I decided that mini skeins were the way to go. A lovely combination of a darker gray, a gray with a purple undertone, and three shades of green recreated this photo perfectly!
Mini Worn Suitcase Fingering
75% Superwash Merino Wool,
Five mini skeins with 92 yards each color
Total approx yardage: 460 yards
Machine wash cold / Lay flat to dry
(Hand wash is recommended)
Please note that color variations may occur from skein to skein as a result of hand dyeing. I have matched the colors in the photo as close as real life as possible however some differences may be noticed from monitor to monitor. Please also order as many sets as you need for your project as color variation may happen one dye lot to the next.