These skeins were made with leftover dye I wanted to finish. I used a layered approach to dyeing them so that they will give your next purple project some depth and interest. Get them while they last!
**Project hint: use a textured pattern!
As I work toward offering a non-synthetic selection of yarns in support of a sustainable textile product line, this BFL sock fits the non-synthetic supply goal. The yarn is a tough 4-ply, perfect for socks and other wearables.
Instead of nylon, this long-wool fiber makes a sock yarn with an overspun finish. Durable yet soft, this yarn will help you work toward climate friendly garments that will not wear out on the first hand-wash. Eventually, I will also do away with superwashed yarns because the chemical processes required to alter the fiber has its own environmental consequences.
**All colors in the photos are as close as I can get to actual colors. Tones and hues may vary slightly from what you see here because of the way colors are rendered on different screens.
Yarns are sold in 100g skeins/hanks unless otherwise noted. Yardage is an estimate not exact. Make sure you have enough for your project.
Lace Mohair (50g): 459yds/419m
Super Fine (Baby, Fingering, Sock): 438yds/400m
Fine (Sport): 287yds/262m
Light (DK): 231yds/211m
Medium (Worsted): 218yds/199m
Medium (Aran): 181yds/165m
Bulky (Chunky): 109yds/99m
Super Bulky: 44yds/40m
Standard knitting needle and crochet hook sizes are mere suggestions. You will need to consider many factors to determine the actual size tool you'll need for any specific project. The way your hold your yarn, tension on the yarn, the complexity of your project, and more will figure into the size of your tool for a specific project.
We recommend that you first make a 6" to 8" square swatch in the item pattern using the recommended size tool by the designer. Then, wash and block the swatch and measure its gauge.
To measure the gauge in your swatch, choose a row in the middle of your swatch and lay a ruler or measuring tape on it. count stitches across of 4" length, then divide by 4. This will give you the number of stitches per inch.
Likewise, measure the number of rows per inch by measuring using a ruler or measuring tape in the middle of the swatch, a 4" vertical length. Count the rows inside that 4" and divide by 4. This will be your rows per inch.
If you have too many stitches or rows per inch, use a bigger tool and swatch again. If you have too few stitches or rows, go down a size for your tool and swatch again. You may need to adjust how you hold the yarn to obtain a close gauge.
Swatching may seem time-consuming but it's more time consuming and frustrating to spend hours working on a project only to have it end up too small or too large for your needs.
Lace: 000–1 (US) 1.5–2.25mm (metric)
Super Fine (Baby, Fingering, Sock): 1 - 3 (US) or 2.25 - 3.25mm (metric)
Fine (Sport): 3 - 5 (US) or 3.25 - 3.75mm (metric)
Light (DK): 5 - 7 (US) or 3.75 - 4.5mm (metric)
Medium (Worsted, Aran): 7 - 9 (US) or 4.5 - 5.5mm (metric)
Chunky/Bulky: 9 - 11 (US) or 5.5 - 8mm (metric)
Super Bulky: 11 - 17 (US) or 8 - 12.75mm or more for Jumbo
Steel: 6, 7, 8 (US) or 1.6–1.4mm (metric)
Regular hook: B1 or 2.25 mm (metric)
Super Fine (Baby, Fingering, Sock): B1 - E4 (US) or 2.25 - 3.5mm (metric)
Fine (Sport): E4 - 7 (US) or 3.5 - 4.5mm (metric)
Light (DK): 7 - I9 (US) or 4.5 - 5.5mm (metric)
Medium (Worsted, Aran): 7 - I9 (US) or 5.5 - 6.5mm (metric)
Chunky/Bulky: K10.5 - M13 (US) or 6.5 - 9mm (metric)
Super Bulky: M13 - Q (US) or 9 - 15mm or more for Jumbo
Cake Winding Service
We offer complimentary center-pull cake winding service, if you'd like your yarn ready to go on arrival.
We will only cake your yarn if you choose that option when you order.
Care Instructions for Woolens
Handwash gently all your wool items in only cold water with a mild wool wash, do not agitate or wring, just squeeze gently.
Then, lay the item flat on a towel and roll it up, then press to remove excess water (stepping on it is acceptable!)
Unroll the towel and remove the item, dry flat out of direct sun, and block it, if necessary.
Got a stain on your woolens?
Check out this guide for removing it.