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: Spring Pig
90% superwash American Targhee wool, 10% nylon
410 yards | 100 grams
Color notes: Inspired by Charlotte's Web, Spring Pig is a gentle pink with undertones of pale lavender and apricot. There are sprinkles of dark brown randomly spotting the yarn, like a soft spring pig that's been snuffling in the rich damp earth.
House Sock is a very robust yarn. You might find that it knits up a bit more plush than other sock yarns.
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.
Every skein has a story, and I dream up the colors for my yarn here in San Francisco. Your skein is then dyed by me, in my small San Francisco studio, or by my dye partner 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. My signature style is "watercolor speckles," where the yarn is created as a low-contrast variegate, with soft and random swirls of color overlaid with the tiniest and loveliest speckles of strong, pure color.
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.