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    Sock Yarn UK

    Sock Yarn is sometimes referred to as fingering weight yarn. Hand knitting with sock yarn knitting is a popular pastime in the UK, offering endless opportunities for creativity, colour and practicality.

    • Choose the correct yarn: Whilst sock yarn is mainly of 4-PLY thickness, not all 4-PLY yarns are suitable for socks.
    • Yarn Spun for Socks: Choose a yarn that has been specifically spun for socks. Sock yarn is typically made with a small pproportion of nylon (10% to 25%) to enhance the natural elasticity of wool, which helps your socks stretch over your feet wear after wear.

    Traditionally, Sock Yarn is a great choice for knitters looking for a luxurious yet practical yarn for creating warm, comfortable, and long-lasting socks but it is also a great solution for knitting baby clothes, hats, shawls, cowls, or other small projects.

    Sock Yarn UK Hand Dyed by FelinFach

    Online Yarn Shop UK

    Our Sock Yarn UK is spun in Yorkshire and hand dyed in small batches in our purpose designed Dye Studio in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. Without any exceptions whatsoever, all our yarn is dyed with natural dyes using ethically-sourced natural dye extracts. Sock yarn is currently available in 20gram Mini Skeins, 50gram Midi Skeins and 100gram skeins. We always aim to have a different bases in stock including, Merino Silk, Shetland, Yak and others. This yarn is 100% natural fibre and is part of our Hand Dyed Yarn Collection of Welsh and UK yarn.

     

    Sock Yarn UK. Yak yarn dyed with natural dyes
    Sock Yarn UK. Hand dyed Yak sock yarn, dyed with natural dyes available in our online yarn shop, click here...

     

     Examples of Yak Sock Yarn

     

    Laine Knitting Books 

    Laine Knitting Books - World leading books and magazine for knitters and crocheters

    Laine Knitting Books - 52 Weeks of Socks

    Indie Dyer - Experienced Natural Dye Tutor

    In addition to making hand dyed sock yarn, we offer natural dye craft courses and workshops. In an interview with the Knitter Magazine, the Knitter commented, "Taking inspiration from the landscapes of the Pembrokeshire coastline, Karen Morgan of FelinFach produces gorgeous, indie hand-dyed yarns". The Knitter's article is in the series on Artisan Yarn Makers and explores our processes for hand dyeing yarns with natural dyes and also our natural dye Craft Courses.

    Indie yarn dyers UK - experienced natural dye tutor for craft courses

    Yarn Shop

    Online Yarn Shop UK

    Complementing our hand dyed Yak yarn, we have handmade ceramic yarn bowls and leading brands in the knitting, crochet and crafting world, such as Cocoknits, Cohana, LYKKE, muud, Re:Designed and Thread and Maple. Also available are knitting, crafting and crochet books and magazines from world leading publishers, such as Faire and Laine.

     

     

    Why Wool?

    Campaign for Wool - Why Wool?

    NATURAL
    Wool is a protein fibre formed in the skin of sheep, and is thus one hundred percent natural, not man-made.

    RENEWABLE
    As long as there is grass to graze on, every year sheep will produce a new fleece; making wool a renewable fibre source.

    BIODEGRADABLE
    At the end of its useful life, wool can be returned to the soil, where it decomposes. 

    NATURAL INSULATOR
    Wool is a hygroscopic fibre. As the humidity of the surrounding air rises and falls, the fibre absorbs and releases water vapour. 

    BREATHABLE
    Wool fibres are crimped, and when tightly packed together, form millions of tiny pockets of air. This unique structure allows it to absorb and release moisture without compromising its thermal efficiency.

    RESILIENT & ELASTIC
    Wool fibres resist tearing and are able to be bent back on themselves over 20,000 times without breaking.  

    MULTI-CLIMATIC/ TRANS-SEASONAL
    Thanks to its hygroscopic abilities, wool constantly reacts to changes in body temperature, maintaining its wearer’s thermophysical comfort in both cold and warm weather.

    EASY CARE
    The protective waxy coating on wool fibres makes wool products resistant to staining and they also pick up less dust as wool is naturally anti-static. Recent innovations mean wool items are no longer hand-wash only. Many wool products can now be machine-washed and tumble dried

    ODOUR RESISTANT
    Wool is far more efficient than other textiles at absorbing sweat and releasing it into the air, before bacteria has a chance to develop and produce unpleasant body odour.

     



    About FeinFach

    Welsh Blankets - Hand woven in in Wales in limited numbers Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Handmade Candles, Reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts - hand poured in Wales  Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email

     

    Located in Pembrokeshire Wales, our ethos is defined in the three words...

    NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.

    We are a proud supporter of Americymru, the Campaign for WoolGlobal Welsh and Red Dragon America.

     

    Last updated 29th May 2024

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