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Somerset Sock Yarn – Persimmon

£14.00

‘Somerset’ is an alpaca and wool sock yarn.  It is our own blend of 50% British alpaca with 50% soft, fine Blue Faced Leicester wool.

Somerset Sock yarn is available in its natural oatmeal and nine over-dyed shades which give depth to the yarn.

This yarn knits to Sock, Fingering weight or light 4 ply knitting patterns, (but always knit a tension swatch).  There are approximately 400m per 100g.  The yarn is sold in 100g hanks.  If you would like us to ball your yarn for you, please make a note on the order.

Wash gently by hand or in the wool cycle of your machine with a small amount of non-bio detergent.  Do not tumble dry.  The yarn has been washed, but some surface residue dye may come out in the first wash, particularly with the deeper colours.

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Alpaca with Blue Faced Leicester Wool Sock Yarn

Somerset Sock Yarn in Persimmon

‘Somerset’ is an Alpaca and wool sock yarn.  It is our own blend of 50% British alpaca and 50% Blue Faced Leicester wool.   This is a soft, bouncy yarn without nylon.

This is a British-made yarn.  We collected the Blue Faced Leicester fleeces from farms in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales and carefully prepared them at Town End (it was one of our final batches of fibre sent off to be spun before we moved to Somerset).  We combined this with white and coloured British alpaca fleeces which we painstakingly cleaned of hay and other bits.  The fibres have been scoured, carded, combed and spun in Yorkshire.  Most of the yarn is being knitted into socks by Arbon Socks, but we have plied some for hand-knitters.

Somerset Alpaca Sock yarn is available in its natural oatmeal grey and nine over-dyed shades which give depth to the yarn.  The yarn was organically dyed in Yorkshire.  A slight residue from the darker shades may come off on your fingers when knitting the yarn, but it washes off easily enough.

This yarn knits to Sock, Fingering weight or light 4 ply knitting patterns, (but always knit a tension swatch).  There are approximately 400m per 100g.  The yarn is sold in 100g hanks.  If you would like us to ball your yarn for you, please make a note on the order.

Wash gently by hand or in the wool cycle of your machine with a small amount of non-bio detergent.  Do not tumble dry.  Some surface residue dye may come out in the first wash, particularly with the deeper colours.

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Alpaca, Bluefaced Leicester

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  • ‘Somerset’ is an alpaca and wool sock yarn.  It is our own blend of 50% British alpaca with 50% soft, fine Blue Faced Leicester wool.

    Somerset Sock yarn is available in its natural oatmeal and nine organically over-dyed shades which give depth to the yarn.

    This yarn knits to Sock, Fingering weight or light 4 ply knitting patterns, (but always knit a tension swatch).  There are approximately 400m per 100g.  The yarn is sold in 100g hanks.  If you would like us to ball your yarn for you, please make a note on the order.

    Wash gently by hand or in the wool cycle of your machine with a small amount of non-bio detergent.  Do not tumble dry.  The yarn has been washed, but some surface residue dye may come out in the first wash, particularly with the deeper colours.

  • Ishbel is a simple shawl pattern that can be worked in two sizes and two different yarn weights. The smaller, 4ply version makes a cosy, but pretty scarf while the larger, 2ply version can be worn as a scarf or draped elegantly around the shoulders. The solid stockinette centre lends simplicity to the design and adds extra warmth when knitted in thicker yarn. Ishbel is edged with a beautiful vine pattern and finished with elegant scalloped points. The shawl begins at the centre and is worked outwards to the edging. working increases at both ends of every row, rather than every second, creates a relatively shallow triangular shawl that makes the perfect shape to wear as a scarf. Either size can of course be worked in either yarn weight.
    The small version is approximately 123 cm wide and 37 cm long at the centre. It takes two 50g balls of Town End pure 2ply or 4ply alpaca, or one skein of our sock weight yarn.
    The larger version is approximately 168 cm wide and 50 cm long at the centre. It takes three 50g balls of Town End pure 2ply or 4ply alpaca.

  • ‘Somerset’ is an alpaca and wool sock yarn.  It is our own blend of 50% British alpaca with 50% soft, fine Blue Faced Leicester wool.

    Somerset Sock yarn is available in its natural oatmeal and nine organically over-dyed shades which give depth to the yarn.

    This yarn knits to Sock, Fingering weight or light 4 ply knitting patterns, (but always knit a tension swatch).  There are approximately 400m per 100g.  The yarn is sold in 100g hanks.  If you would like us to ball your yarn for you, please make a note on the order.

    Wash gently by hand or in the wool cycle of your machine with a small amount of non-bio detergent.  Do not tumble dry.  The yarn has been washed, but some surface residue dye may come out in the first wash, particularly with the deeper colours.

  • This is a simple, oversized, top-down alpaca sock knitting pattern with a round heel and a wedge toe. The sock is decorated with a Pie Crust Basketweave pattern on the leg and along the instep. This is a very textured stitch which will provide a lot of warmth making it suitable for bed-socks.