Weight: Heavy Fingering Weight
Fiber: 80% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Nylon
Yardage: 365 yards, Approx. 100g
Colorway: Last Call
ColorMix Sock is a high twist 3 ply, fingering weight yarn spun from superwash Merino wool with added nylon for durability. The combination of the tight twist, nylon and the extra ply create a more sturdy yarn especially designed for hard wearing items like socks and gloves, while keeping its wonderful next-to-the-skin softness.
NOTE: The last photo shows two socks I knit from colorways "Summer Picnic" and "Tropical Rainforest", both with a contrasting heel knit from one of my Sock Minis. This is simply to show you the gradient/striping effect my yarn has. The size of the gradient from one color to the next will depend on the width of your project. I used US 1.5 needles for my socks, and I am not a tight knitter, nor am I a loose knitter.
And as you already knew but I have to state anyway - the socks are not included in the sale of this listing. :)
One skein is enough for a calf-length pair of adult L socks. For longer socks, I suggest using a sock mini for the toe, heel, and cuff.
Yarn Hero's ColorMix line is a unique dyed in the wool yarn that works up into long gradients and/or stripes of color. Just as the name implies, ColorMix yarns use optical blending within the strand to create unlimited color blends. Unlike the usual hand-painted yarn, the color changes will work up into long bands of color, instead of short repeats. Colors will shift, marl, barber pole and shift back again. No pooling guaranteed! Each skein is a one-of-a-kind, even when from the same dye lot. No need to alternate skeins when working with multiple skeins on a large project!
Hand dyed by me in a smoke-free, yet pet friendly home.
A note about the milling process.
All ColorMix yarns are milled in a small, family-run US mini mill. This means that the yarns are created by hand in small batches on simple cottage industry equipment. Due to this, there will be small variances in the thickness of the yarn throughout the skein.
Lynnell runs Yarn Hero out of her basement studio in Ijamsville, Maryland. She is Mom to two pre-teen boys, two dogs, two cats, and one husband. Not only does Lynnell serve as Queen Bee to her all-boy household, but she also knits, crochets, spins, weaves, and dabbles in various other fiber art craftiness.