The Color of Happy | House Sock & Winter Sock | PREORDER

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    The color of happy: new for Sock School

    I created this colorway especially for GG of GGMadeIt, our official Sock School 2019 cheerleader. Her podcast and Instagram feed are one of the highlights of my knitting world, and I'm thrilled she's part of Sock School this year.

    GG's colorway is, of course, her favorite color: orange. But, it's also inspired by a children's book she read to her own daughter: Dr. Seuss's My Many Colored Days.

    I layered shades of orange, persimmon, and tangerine with my own favorite shades of warm pink. The result is a lovely, complex ruby grapefruit. It shines a bit deeper and more intense on my Winter Sock base and a bit more matte on House Sock. Both are gorgeous to knit with and will create the socks you'll reach for again and again.

    Available on:

    Little Skein House Sock (bottom skeins)
    90% superwash American Targhee wool, 10% nylon
    410 yards | 100 grams
    3-ply construction

    Little Skein Winter Sock (top skein)
    55% superwash Merino wool, 20% kid mohair, 25% nylon
    430 yards | 100 grams
    4-ply construction

    Colorway: The Color of Happy

    Inspiration: My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

    Color notes: I layered shades of orange, persimmon, and tangerine with my own favorite shades of warm pink. Speckled with random, intense spots of pecan, orange and strawberry.

    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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 65 reviews
Lovely squishy yarn

Beautiful color, I can’t wait to make socks out of this yarn

Secret Garden

I love the color way. It’s perfect for socks. I picked a mini skein for the heels and toes and I love the color. So soft and squishy. The bag is so pretty and very well made. I am always happy with everything I get from Anne!

House Sock

The house sock base is really the most wonderful I’ve ever knitted with for socks. So durable and yet so soft. I’ve started a bit of a collection but they probably won’t stay skeins for long!

Obsessed with House Sock

Gotta Give ‘Em Hope is my second purchase of House Sock. I love the little colorful speckles in this yarn. The base is so wonderfully soft and squishy. The socks I made with my first skein of House Sock were so fun to knit. The yarn feels good as it slides through my hands and I kept squeezing my WIP. I need more!

So squishy!

This base knits up into lovely, squishy socks, and the Queens' Academy is a such a wonderfully delicate colorway with amazing speckles. Love!