“HIPPOCAMPE and HIPPOCAMPUS (Hippokampê and Hippokampos), the mythical sea-horse, which, according to the description of Pausanias (ii. 1), was a horse, but the part of its body down from the breast was that of a sea monster or fish. The horse appears even in the Homeric poems as the symbol of Poseidon, whose chariot was drawn over the surface of the sea by swift horses. The later poets and artists conceived and represented the horses of Poseidon and other marine divinities as a combination of a horse and a fish. (Hom. Il. xlii. 24, 29; Eurip. Androm. 1012; Virg. Georg. iv. 389; Philostr. Imag . i. 8; Stat. Theb. ii. 45.)”
– Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
PLEASE NOTE: The current batch of Hippokampi is darker than normal. We love them just as much, and are still quite happily listing them for sale. This is simply to serve as notice that the color, is, in fact, a bit different than previous batches.
400 yards/100 grams (Each mini skein is approximately 55 yards/14 grams)
100% Merino Wool
Gauge: 28.0 to 32.0 sts = 4 inches
Needle size: US 1 – 3 or 2.25 – 3.25mm
Fingering weight/ 2-ply
14 wraps per inch
A closer look at AHR’s yarn bases.