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  • Autumn Moon | Targhee Sock

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    Your new favorite fingering weight yarn: delightfully sproingy and gently dyed by hand.

    Targhee Sock is a bit different than what you’ll find at most hand-dyers’ studios. This yarn is a plush, worsted-spun American Targhee wool that creates fabric with a bit of body and bounce. Colors are matte rather than glossy, and speckles are a bit muted. It's a perfect choice for nearly any lightweight sweaters, for colorwork, and especially for socks and shawls.

    Colorway: Autumn Moon (a rosy brown)
    Base: Targhee Sock
    Weight: Fingering
    Yardage: 465 yards per 115g skein

    Yarn specifications

    Targhee Sock is a robust fingering weight yarn. It works best for items where you want body, rather than drape. Think: socks, hats, snuggly shawls.

    Targhee Sock
    90% superwash Targhee wool & 10% nylon
    465 yards | 115 grams
    3-ply construction
    American grown and spun

    Do you need to alternate skeins?

    For socks, no. For garments and shawls that use more than one skein, yes. All of my yarn is dyed by hand in small batches of four skeins. There will be variations in color intensity and placement. I think that’s part of what makes each skein perfect – they’re not identical. If you will be using more than 1 skein in your project, alternate skeins to blend any color differences.

    Caring for your finished item

    My yarn should always be hand-washed with a gentle wool wash and cold-water rinse.

    Depending on the difference in chemistry between your local water and mine, there may be some color residue in the wash process. Washing and rinsing in cold water will help to minimize this.

    Always let your knitted item air dry to prevent shrinking or felting and to keep your item looking its best.