Little Skein's rainbow mini-set | House Sock & House Twist

  • My perfect rainbow.

    My perfect rainbow isn't bright, pure color but muddier, complex and muted. I had such fun creating this set of (my) perfect rainbow colors and then dividing them into a mini-skein set of seven 25g minis.

    Little Skein House Sock & House Twist
    90% superwash American Targhee wool, 10% nylon
    410 yards | 100 grams

    Both yarns have the same underlying fiber but House Sock is a 3-ply construction and House Twist is a cabled 8-ply. They'll knit up like fraternal, rather than identical twins.

  • Colorway: Little Skein's rainbow

    Yarn details and care instructions on the tabs (above).

  • House Sock is a robust fingering weight yarn. You might find that it knits up a bit more plush than other sock yarns.

    • 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.

  • Machine or hand wash, and always air dry.

    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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 56 reviews
This yarn is heavenly!

The colors of this yarn are so beautiful. There are subtle shades of gray as a back drop for the pretty small specks of gray and brown. Such depth of color. And the yarn itself is soft and springy. I am enjoying my time knitting with this yarn!


I got Baby Bird and Take Me to the Wild Rumpus since these are two of my favorite children's books and I loved these colors. Even though the yarn is meant for socks I have cast on a newborn sweater for my first grandson due in September. It's knitting up super squishy and will be soft enough over a onesie. Great service and I hope to order more in the future!


I can’t wait to knit with this yarn. I’m going to make socks. Love the speckles. <3

A delight to the eye

Deliciously squishy and a delight to the eyes. I will love every minute of knitting this yarn and wearing the socks I've made.

Great Theme

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!