I created this colorway especially for GG of GGMadeIt, our official Sock School 2019 cheerleader. Her podcast and Instagram feed are one of the highlights of my knitting world, and I'm thrilled she's part of Sock School this year.
GG's colorway is, of course, her favorite color: orange. But, it's also inspired by a children's book she read to her own daughter: Dr. Seuss's My Many Colored Days.
I layered shades of orange, persimmon, and tangerine with my own favorite shades of warm pink. The result is a lovely, complex ruby grapefruit. It shines a bit deeper and more intense on my Winter Sock base and a bit more matte on House Sock. Both are gorgeous to knit with and will create the socks you'll reach for again and again.
Available on:Little Skein House Sock (bottom skeins)
Little Skein Winter Sock (top skein)
55% superwash Merino wool, 20% kid mohair, 25% nylon
430 yards | 100 grams
Colorway: The Color of Happy
Inspiration: My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
Color notes: I layered shades of orange, persimmon, and tangerine with my own favorite shades of warm pink. Speckled with random, intense spots of pecan, orange and strawberry.
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.
The house sock base is really the most wonderful I’ve ever knitted with for socks. So durable and yet so soft. I’ve started a bit of a collection but they probably won’t stay skeins for long!
Gotta Give ‘Em Hope is my second purchase of House Sock. I love the little colorful speckles in this yarn. The base is so wonderfully soft and squishy. The socks I made with my first skein of House Sock were so fun to knit. The yarn feels good as it slides through my hands and I kept squeezing my WIP. I need more!
This base knits up into lovely, squishy socks, and the Queens' Academy is a such a wonderfully delicate colorway with amazing speckles. Love!
All I can say is this yarn is lovely to look at and knit with. Little Skein is the only yarn I now buy. Thank you, Anne!!
I purchased a skein of Baby Bird to make socks for my sister and I was so pleased with this yarn when I received it. It’s so soft and sproingy, I kept squeezing it. The colors are just what my sister likes and it’s perfect for the KAL I’m participating in! Will buy again.