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Pure Wool for Socks (no nylon here folks)


I thought the Wovember post about socks very interesting. Reblogged here in case you mised it!


During WOVEMBER we have already had a little look at which wool yarns are best suited to certain projects. Interested in finding out if there are pure wools which are best suited to socks Louise tasked designer, and author of Sock Anatomy, Clare Devine in finding out. Happily, Clare jumped at the chance to investigate…

Tasked with writing an article on sock yarn I wanted to question all the things I had come to believe about choosing the best sock yarn. I needed to ask a burning question: Do we really need nylon? I also wanted to think “outside the box” when it came to selecting yarn for socks. The market is full of high twist Bluefaced Leicester and Merino/nylon blends. Don’t get me wrong, I love these sock yarns and the amazing work hand dyers are doing with each skein, however I was convinced there must be…

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2 thoughts on “Pure Wool for Socks (no nylon here folks)

  1. Thank you for reblogging this, I would have missed it otherwise. I am always keen to explore more sock yarn options, I think I will be trying some of these out sometime.

  2. Very informative and helpful, thanks again 🙂