100% wool Sock Yarn
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.
Use Nature's nylon to Create a Stronger Sock
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!) This results in a fluffy and stronger sock!
What are the Strongest Sock Yarns?
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 which is a 75/25 British wool/nylon blend (with 35% of that wool coming from luxurious Bluefaced Leicester!), Daughter of a Shepherd Drover which is a 90/10 wool/nylon blend, and John Arbon's Exmoor Sock Yarn which includes a 90/10 locally sourced British wool and nylon. A substantial portion of the wool is also superwashed.