Flatwoods Monster

by Dye Mad Yarns


The Flatwoods monster (also known as the Braxton County Monster or Phantom of Flatwoods), in West Virginia folklore, is an entity reported to have been sighted in the town of Flatwoods, in Braxton County, West Virginia on September 12, 1952, following the appearance of a bright object crossing the night sky. Over fifty years later, investigators concluded that the light was a meteor and the creature was a barn perched in a tree, with shadows making it appear to be a large humanoid (but we know the truth). 

Local officials have erected a "Welcome to Flatwoods / Home of the Green Monster" sign on the route leading into the town. In celebration of the legend, the Braxton County Convention and Visitor's Bureau built a series of five tall chairs in the shape of the monster to serve as landmarks and visitor attractions.

Flatwoods Monster, the yarn, is a red, green, blue-grey, yarn with yellow speckles. 


Hattie Floof: 50g, 459 yards, 72% mohair/28% silk (lace weight)
Chester Sock: 100g, 437 yards, blend of 75% superwash merino/25% nylon
Gladys Shawl: 100g, 438 yards, single ply blend of 70% superwash merino/30% silk
Tortie Sport: 100g, 287 yards, 80% alpaca/20% silk
Minnie DK: 100g, 246 yards, 100% superwash merino wool 
Genny Worsted: 100g, 191 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% alpaca
Chubby Trevor: 115g, 136 yards, 100% superwash merino
Chunky Trevor: 100g, 76 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% nylon, single ply