Day 2 of our Cryptid Countdown is Chupacabra!
Chupacabra - Spanish for “goat sucker”, the chupacabra was first sighted in Puerto Rico in 1995, though attacks on livestock by vampiric creatures are present in a lot of folklore as well. The name comes from its purported vampirism, as it’s said to attack and drink the blood of livestock. Chupacabra was coined in 1995 by a San Juan DJ commenting on the attacks.
Our Chupacabra is not unlike others in our cryptid collection - unsettlingly fleshy, a blend of pinks reminiscent of skin. It's prettier in other contexts, but what's the fun in that?
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
Summer Fingering: 65% silk/35% linen, 115g skein, approximately 438 yards
Summer DK: 65% silk/35% linen, 115g skein, approximately 246 yards
Summer Worsted: 65% silk/35% linen, 115g skein, approximately 181 yards