Exmoor Sock from John Arbon Textiles
Exmoor Sock
John Arbon Textiles
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
219 yards
(200 meters)
50 grams
(1.76 ounces)
24.0 to 32.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 0 - 2½ or 2 - 3mm
2mm - 3mm
60% Wool
20% Wool - Corriedale
10% Wool - Zwartbles
10% Manufactured Fibers - Nylon / Polyamide
plied
yes
  • Care:
  • Machine Wash, Superwash
  • Color:
  • Heathered, Solid color
  • Drafting method:
  • Worsted spun
  • Dye:
  • Machine dyed, Undyed
  • Ply:
  • 3-ply
  • Put up:
  • Winding required
  • Milled: England
    Spun on our Devon Mill
  • Source of fiber: England
    Exmoor Blueface & Zwartbles are Devon grown, Corriedale is Falklands and Nylon is manufactured in UK

Our Exmoor Sock Yarn enhances the durable character and bounce of the fibre from our local Exmoor Blueface sheep - a cross breed of the Exmoor Horn (full bodied and hard-wearing) and the Bluefaced Leicester (renowned for it’s softness and lustre). We’ve added naturally dark browny-black Devon Zwartbles giving extra bounce and a subtle fleck of colour, plus Falklands Corriedale to enhance softness and stitch definition.

When creating the shades we were inspired by the changing seasons of our local Exmoor landscape. This national park is not only where we live, but home to many rare wild flowers, insects and animals, in amongst the grazing Exmoor Blueface sheep. You can always catch a flash of deep saturated colour when exploring the greens of the hillside and blues of the bay. So, when selecting the names for the 13 shades, it seemed only fitting to turn to the traditional local dialect of days gone by. Some of our favourites are Oddmedod (snail), Dimity (dusk), Quick Beam (rowan tree berries) and Bibble Bug (woodlouse). We hope they’ll give you a giggle!

Our new Exmoor Sock Yarn not only celebrates Exmoor, but is designed to be perfect for socks, whilst still having the versatility to suit garments and accessories that relish a hard wearing, machine washable yarn.

Composition: 60% Exmoor Blueface / 20% Corriedale / 10% Zwartbles / 10% Nylon

Yarn Specifications:

4ply (50g skein)
200 meters per 50 grams (3/12nm)

Machine wash on a wool cycle with mild detergent

popular colorways

Aggy

11 stashed

3 projects

Avocado

53 stashed

50 projects

Bell Heather

17 stashed

9 projects

Bibble Bug

7 stashed

Blooth

12 stashed

9 projects

Blossom

50 stashed

41 projects

Bulderin Clouds

12 stashed

3 projects

Dimity

19 stashed

10 projects

Drumble

14 stashed

7 projects

Heather

63 stashed

47 projects

Hemel

6 stashed

6 projects

Mackerel Sky

8 stashed

5 projects

Midnight

56 stashed

48 projects

Mizzle

22 stashed

19 projects

Natural White

9 stashed

8 projects

Oddmedod

21 stashed

13 projects

Peacock

87 stashed

61 projects

Quick Beam

15 stashed

2 projects

Smoke

56 stashed

42 projects

Whortleberries

15 stashed

4 projects