Exmoor Sock from John Arbon Textiles

Exmoor Sock

from 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
30% Wool - Exmoor Horn
30% Wool - Bluefaced Leicester (BFL)
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 its 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

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101 projects

Avocado

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Bell Heather

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Bibble Bug

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Blooth

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Blossom

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Bulderin Clouds

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Dimity

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Drumble

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Fairy Thimble

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Fuzzpig

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Heather

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Hemel

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Mackerel Sky

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Midnight

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Mizzle

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Natural White

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Oddmedod

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Peacock

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Peggles

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Plashes

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Quick Beam

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Quickbeam

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Smoke

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Whortleberries

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