Fiber: Three ply 100% US Shaniko mulesing-free Fingering Merino
Care: Machine was cold, tumble dry low (or dry flat)
Ball Size: 2x50g/1.76 oz - 416 meters/456 yards (total)
Yarn Weight: Fingering
Gauge: 28 sts/36 rows over 4” on US3 (3.25mm) needles
NOTE: This product is the yarn to knit socks - this is NOT for a pair of finished socks - that part's on you!
About Solemates: The sock yarn of your dreams - this yarn is incredibly soft and sooo cozy! This set comprises two identical balls of Shaniko merino fingering, 228 yards each to make the perfect matched gradient socks. These are so scrumptious we bet you can't stop at one pair!
About the fiber: Our Shaniko superwash merino is grown in Oregon and milled in North Carolina. Shaniko wool is supplied under the Responsible Wool Standard, protecting animal welfare, social welfare and land health. Not only does the yarn feel good to the touch, it feels good to know we are supporting ethically grown wool and respectful farming practices.
The yarn is hand-dyed at our studio in North Adams with acid dyes using processes that are gentle to the environment. The superwash treatment allows your finished product to be washed in a washing machine, and dried on low in the dryer.
The superwash process in conjunction with our gradient dyeing methods creates a slightly speckled yarn, this is normal and gives the yarn an appealing gentle heathered look, this will be different from other yarns of ours that you may have used in the past.
As with all our yarns, we strongly suggest you knit a swatch when making a gauge-specific item as with washing, the gauge will expand somewhat.
For the time being we will be offering this our basic sock pattern as a free download. It is a simple classic sock that shows off the gradient nicely. It is sized one size for a Women's Medium. You can adjust as needed for larger/smaller sizing. You must know how to K, P, Knit in the round to work this pattern.