Smooth Sock is my most versatile yarn base: a plump, color-loving merino/nylon blend. It knits up beautifully for both socks and shawls and creates a plush fabric with optimum stitch definition.
80% superwash merino, 20% nylon
400 yards | 115g
Colorway: Shining Waters
Inspiration: Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Color notes: A perfectly cool aqua blue with speckles of green moss, bark brown and blue water.
More yarn details and care instructions on the tabs (above).
Smooth Sock is a fingering weight yarn that leans to the plump side.
• Composed of 80% superwash Merino wool and 20% nylon.
• Works well for both socks and shawls
• 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).
• For shawls, aim for a gauge of 5 to 6 stitches per inch, which is usually achieved with a needle size of US 4 to 6 (3.5 to 4mm)
Hand wash, air dry
Smooth Sock should be hand washed with a gentle wool wash and cold-water rinse. Always air dry to keep your knitwear looking its best.
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.
I call my style of hand-dyeing watercolor speckles. Each skein has multiple layers of color that blend, shift and merge, with intentional wee tiny random dots of intense color. When dyeing, I focus on what the final fabric will look like. My goal is a fabric that may look semi-solid from a distance but, when viewed closely, shows a depth of subtle color differences.
There will be variations in color intensity and placement. I 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.
I love, love the harvest sport! It’s lovely to knit with and wear and the colors have been so beautiful. I’ve gotten caramel apple, sugar maple, and autumn light (the latter is probably my favorite). Absolutely recommend this yarn and Iooking forward to trying other bases!
I’ve loved this color for a long time and am so happy to have it on a non-superwash yarn, perfect for a cozy cardigan. Can’t wait to get started!
I bought it a while ago in august and I am just now knitting with it and i have to say it is soooo gorgeous!! The pink with the bits of yellow speckled throughout is such a beautiful, subtle touch and the fact that I read anne of green gables when I was younger makes this yarn even more dear to me. One day, i would love to go visit prince Edward island and where the story takes place but until then, I'll hold the yarn I got from the green gables collection close by!
Swing left is an absolutely gorgeous yarn, it's soft and deep. I immediately cast on to start some socks! I opted for the add on surprise mini skien, and it's a perfect contrasting color. I can't wait to wear my socks to vote!
The color is beautiful. Can’t wait to knit something exciting