A robust, delightfully sproingy sock yarn, gently dyed by hand.
Our House Sock is a super-squishy, strong and robust fingering weight yarn that's absolutely perfect for socks. It's 90% American Targhee wool and 10% nylon.
You'll love knitting with House Sock. It has a strong twist, and the wool itself is bouncy and sproingy. The fabric it makes is strong and durable, and the resulting socks are exceptionally warm and plush.
Little Skein's House Sock
Colorway: Glen Ellen
80% superwash American Targhee wool, 10% nylon
410 yards | 100 grams
Color notes: Glen Ellen is kettle-dyed a soft rosebud and overdyed with a rich zinfandel. I then dribble and speckle each skein with chocolate and purple rain.
House Sock is a very robust yarn. You might find that it knits up a bit more plush than other sock yarns, so you can possibly cast on fewer stitches. I usually cast on 56 stitches for socks knit from traditional sock yarns, but cast on 52 with House Sock.
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).
House Sock is composed of 90% Targhee wool. 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. You can read more about the Targhee sheep's fascinating history here.
The colors for this, and most of our house yarns, are dreamed of in San Francisco, where my home studio is located, and hand-dyed here in San Francisco or by my colleague in Maine.
I use a variety of creative inspirations for my colors, from the colors of my beloved San Francisco, to literature, to Pantone inspirations. I design the yarn from color to style and it is then brought to life by my expert dye partner.
Yarn is dyed in small batches, with color applied by hand and using professional acid dyes.
Care: We recommend that you hand wash our yarns in cold or lukewarm water and lay your knitted item flat to dry. While superwash yarns are treated so that they can be machine washed, taking care to wash gently and air dry will greatly prolong the life of your handknit item.