Our sock yarn is a bit different than what you’ll find at most hand-dyers’ studios. Ours is made for socks, not just any fingering weight project. It’s a worsted-spun American Targhee wool and creates a plush, hard-wearing and robust sock. These will be the socks you reach for time and again in your sock drawer.
Little Skein House Sock
90% superwash American Targhee wool, 10% nylon
410 yards | 100 grams
Colorway: Swing Left
Inspiration: the 2018 mid-term elections
Color notes: A multi-layered blue with speckles of compromise, progressive values, and a tiny dash of acid indignation.
Yarn details and care instructions on the tabs (above).
• House Sock is composed of 90% Targhee wool and 10% nylon.
• Ideal for socks, mitts, and hats where you prefer a bit of body, rather than drape.
• Targhee is one of the newer sheep breeds and its wool is three-quarters fine wool (like merino) and one-quarter long wool, making it a wonderful combination of soft and strong.
• Read more about the Targhee sheep's fascinating history here.
• For socks, aim for a gauge of 7.5 to 8 stitches per inch, which is usually achieved with a needle size of 2.25mm to US size 2 (2.75mm).
Beauty in difference. Each skein is dyed by hand in small batches of just 4 or 5 skeins. There will be variations in color intensity and placement. We 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.
House Sock can be machine washed on a delicate cycle 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 bleeding in the wash process. Washing and rinsing in cold water will help to minimize this. If you prefer to wash your socks in warm water, I recommend adding a color catcher to the wash. You can learn more about how water affects color in this article in the June 2018 issue of Spin Off magazine.
Always let your socks air dry to prevent shrinking and to keep them looking their best.
I can’t wait to knit with this yarn. I’m going to make socks. Love the speckles.
Deliciously squishy and a delight to the eyes. I will love every minute of knitting this yarn and wearing the socks I've made.
Love the "Sock the Vote" theme. The yarn is wonderful and I'm especially impressed with the quality of the drawstring bag. Can't wait to start knitting my socks!
I love the color and the base. This is making a great new pair of Swing Left socks right now!
I love the subtle specks of color on the beautiful pale background. I can't wait to knit up some interesting socks with this skein. I'm thinking a sock pattern with some cables would really be set off with this color way.