An ultra-soft and durable sock yarn, with an angelic halo of mohair.
Winter Sock is a lovely choice for luxury socks, and you can use it for shawls and lightweight garments as well.
It contains 20% kid mohair which gives the blend strength and warmth, the ability to wick away moisture, and its delightful halo. Kid mohair is softer than other mohair fibers and yet doesn’t pill and has the soft look and lustre of silk.
The process of creating your yarn begins in my San Francisco home studio. First, I imagine a fresh color palette that brings to life the story we’re celebrating. Then, depending on the technique needed, one of my dye partners or I will create the colorway by hand in small batches of just 4 or 5 skeins at a time.
I firmly believe that color applied by hand, like this, takes on a vibrancy and life that can’t be mass-produced. Each skein is full of kindness, beauty, and an authentic connection to a story you love.
Little Skein Winter Sock
55% superwash Merino wool, 20% kid mohair, 25% nylon
430 yards | 100 grams
Colorway: Blueberries for Sal
Inspiration: 1949 Caldecott Honor book, Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey
Color notes: Blueberries for Sal is a deep cool blue with hints of grey and tart berry, and gently speckled with slate blue.
Yarn details and care instructions on the tabs (above)
Winter Sock is a light fingering weight yarn that plumps after its first wash.
• Winter Sock is composed of 55% superwash fine Merino wool, 20% kid mohair, and 25% nylon.
• Kid mohair is softer than other mohair fibers, and it has a silk-like quality. Mohair is made from the fiber of Angora goats and is durable, resilient and has a high lustre. When dyed, it tends to look softer in color.
• Winter Sock makes for a wonderful substitute for MCN socks. It is soft and yet extra durable because of its mohair and nylon content.
• Ideal for socks and also looks beautiful as a shawl or in a fingering weight garment.
• For socks, aim for a gauge of 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.
Hand wash, air dry.
Although Winter Sock contains superwash Merino wool, because of the kid mohair content, it should 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 bleeding in the wash process. Washing and rinsing in cold water will help to minimize this. 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.