The Creature Compendium club is a club focusing on all manner of magical, mystical, mythical creatures, with monthly installments to thrill and delight. Each month a creature is selected and brought to life in yarn, then you get to learn more about that creature through its profile here. Sign ups are open all year round for this large project club, allowing you to join in and set the amount of yarn that will help you complete your project. All the colourways for 2020 were designed to flow together in a linear fashion, For 2021 we focused on colour work projects and whilst skeins across the year should work well together, each Quarter will focus specifically on complimentatry colourways. 

2022 is a deep dive into two regions of the world and exploring and learning about their creatures of lore. The skeins from each deep dive will be related to each other in some way, be it a shared colour or style of dyeing.
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Each quarter form 2020 focused on a different Element, Q1 - Air, Q2 - Water, Q3 - Earth, Q4 - Fire 

2021 focused on Cryptids from different areas of the world by quarter.

2022 will focus on Cryptids from two different areas of the world over 6 months each.

Check out some of our colourways from 2020 and 2021


The Peryton has a mixed lore, though agreement is generally reached on it’s portrayal, with the head, neck and forelegs of a stag with it’s majestic antlers. With the thick plumage, hindquarter and wings of a large bird, many liken this to an eagle or other large birds of prey. This hybrid creature was first created and described by Jorge Luis Borges in the Book of Imaginary Beings (1957), though it was claimed that a medieval manuscript was his source. 

They are thought to be incarnations of travellers who died far from home, having fallen out of favour with their gods. The shadow they cast being tied to their original human forms. It is said that a Peryton must offer a sacrifice of one human to regain the favour of their gods and from then on they will be able to live freely. Previous inhabitants of Atlantis before the earthquake and subsequent sinking, these creatures escaped by flight and made their homes around the Mediterranean sea.



Companion to the god Raijin, the Shinto god of lightning, thunder and storms. Raiju is a beast composed of thunder and lightning. Often taking on the form of a blue and white wolf wrapped in lightning. Usually a passive creature, it becomes agitated during thunderstorms and leaps around, landing on trees, fields, buildings and more, all of which are said to have been scratched by Raiju's claws when struck by lightning.

The Raiju has many peculiar habits on of which is sleeping in people's navels, prompting Raijin to send a shock to wake it up, this is the Shinto lore as to why people are struck by lighting.

Rainbow Wyvern

Dragons and Wyverns are present throughout mythical lore, with each culture giving an image to their own idea of Dragons. 

In Western cultures, dragons are depicted as having four legs, scaled bodies and wings, with Wyverns only having two legs, being smaller, less intelligent than dragons but more savage. They are imagined in a range of colours, and typically recognised as firebreathing creatures that symbolise chaos and evil. In Eastern cultures, dragons are depicted closer to serpents, sometimes legless and largely wingless, these dragons have longer slender bodies and embody different elements and planes, like spirit and celestial, they often are made up of different animals as well. In these cultures they are recognised as a beneficent symbol of fertility, associated with water and the heavens.

Dragons and Wyverns are also some of the most celebrated creatures in pop culture, featuring in Game of Thrones and many other fantasy series, this is one creature that we'll probably never forget!


Kelpie's are shapeshifting water spirits that appear most commonly in Celtic legend. They have a few different forms though it is most prevalently stated that they, like each usige (which are very similar creatures, though the latter much more viscious) have a horse like form and human form. They differ in colour across tales with some referring to them as a beautiful black horse with glowing orange red eyes, though the kelpie of the Elchies and the others of Spey are said to be white or golden in colour. 

In human form the only way to identify them is by the water weeds in their hair, though some sources differ in this by saying that they maintain their reversed hooves in all forms. These creatures are feared for their habits of luring travellers as their prey, onto their backs on which the traveller sticks and taking them to a watery grave.

 On a grey and blue striped fabric background,  12 skeins of dk weight yarn sit 2 skein high in a line. with colours ranging from silver with pastel flashes to a deep steely blue and cerulean, green and purple flashes on the top. On the bottom colours range from greens and browns to bright orangey reds with a shot of black.
Image By TashKnits
6 skeins on a grey blue striped background , at an angle colourways from left to right are the Air and Water Months in order
Image By TashKnits

2020 From Left to Right Above
<- Air
Peryton, Raiju, Rainbow wyvern 
<- Water
Kelpie, Kraken, Selkie
Earth ->
Goblin, Chupacabra, Mongolian Deathworm
Fire ->
 Phoenix, Ifrit, Aitvaras

Credit & Copyright TashKnits  (3 images) 

6 skeins on a grey blue striped background , at an angle colourways from right to left are the Earth and Fire Months in order
Image By TashKnits

Q1 - 2021 British Isles

For 2021's Creature Compendium we focused on contrasting colours for colourwork projects quarter by quarter. With a brief quarterly hop into different regions. 

At the front from left to right we have 
Gert Dog (Black Dog, not all of which are menacing)
Dobhar Chu
Winged Serpents of Glamorgan

in Hardy Dk (merino nylon) and on top the same colours in Kaguya 4ply (Bamboo)

3 skeins facing the screen with black and reds, brown blues and purples, with multicolours in wool. the same 3 colourways on bamboo are laid across the top part of these skeins facing to the left side