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    Your feet work hard for you every day so show them lots of love by knitting with natural woolly yarns and make gorgeous socks for your tootsies.  We favor 100% wool socks but we also understand that some of us are very hard on our socks.  We have a couple of yarns that include nylon or polyamide just to help make them last.  And we also have some superwash finished yarns to help with laundry time.

    100% wool: Spinning mills create 100% woolly sock yarn by increasing the twist that goes into the yarn ply, often times using a 3-or-more ply, and by blending different breeds into the yarn (increasing the hardiness but also including some softness as well).  Check out Retrosaria Mondim, Garthenor Snowdonia and Rauma Gammelserie.

    Nature's nylon:  Hold a strand of mohair alongside your 100% wool yarn and you'll strengthen the fabric significantly, naturally!  (We recommend Biches & Buches silk mohair for the job!)  The results in a fluffy and stronger sock!

    Nylon/Polyamide/Superwash: We know that sometimes you need extra-strength or durability in your sock yarn and so we have a carefully chosen selection of yarns that fit the bill including WYS Signature 4ply that is a 75/25 British wool/nylon blend (with 35% of that wool coming from luxurious Bluefaced Leicester!), Tuku Sock yarn which is 80/20 Finnish wool and nylon and John Arbon's Exmoor Sock which includes a 90/10 locally sourced British wool and nylon.  A substantial portion of the wool is also superwashed.

     

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    12 products