Sugarplum Fairy (Holiday 2017 colorway) | House Twist

  • A robust, delightfully sproingy sock yarn, gently dyed by hand.

    Our House Twist is a strong, tightly twisted 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 Twist. It has a strong twist, and the wool itself is bouncy and plush. The fabric it makes is strong and durable, and the resulting socks are exceptionally warm. 

    Little Skein's House Twist
    Colorway: Sugarplum Fairy
    90% superwash American Targhee wool, 10% nylon
    410 yards | 100 grams
    8-ply cable-plied construction

    Color notes: Sugarplum Fairy is dyed with watercolor layers of pale rosebud and golden candlelight, and is speckled with plum and sugared violet.

  • House Twist 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 Twist 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Sugar Plum Fairy

As always, the yarn is lovely, beautiful color and feel. Would buy again!


Beautiful yarn and colorway. Thanks, Anne!

Related Items