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an assortment of sock yarns Socks, Create, Bfl, Wool, Yarn, Woolen, Woolen Socks, Sock Yarn
Sock yarn - which to choose?
Personally, I find that sock yarn that has at least 20% nylon content preferable to 100% woollen sock yarn. A lot of time and love goes into making a pair of socks. Plus, socks take a hammering, especially on the heel, ball and toe areas. It's best to err on the side of caution, and use a yarn that has 20-25% nylon content. Also, a yarn that has some BFL (Bluefaced Leicester) content is a good idea. BFL yarn has a long staple length, which creates a hard-wearing yarn.
Self-stripping yarn in Scheepjes "Downtown". Two 50g balls are required for an adult pair of socks. Beautiful colours made easy! Work Horses, Shopping, Work On Yourself, Downtown Pictures
sock addiction!
I love it when your yarn does all the hard work for you. That's the benefit of self-striping yarn! Opal yarn is my absolute favourite work-horse yarn. I've since discovered West Yorkshire Spinners BFL 4ply yarn and Scheepjes "Downtown" (pictured). Using yarn that does the striping for you motivates you to finish your socks AND give you joy in the process. Get your yarn from us. We have lots to choose from!
A pair of socks, knitted in West Yorkshire Spinners "Blue Lagoon", 4ply self-striping sock yarn. Fashion, Ball, Fingerless, Collection, Beanie
West Yorkshire Spinners self-striping 4ply sock yarn
I love my Blue Lagoon socks! The West Yorkshire Spinners "Cocktail Range" is 75% Wool - 25% Nylon. The wool content contains 35% luxurious Bluefaced Leicester, which makes for a soft yet durable sock. You can also use "sock" yarn for other projects, such as beanies and fingerless mitts!