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
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 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

17 stashed

11 projects

Avocado

55 stashed

50 projects

Bell Heather

29 stashed

23 projects

Bibble Bug

16 stashed

4 projects

Blooth

21 stashed

15 projects

Blossom

50 stashed

44 projects

Bulderin Clouds

18 stashed

17 projects

Dimity

38 stashed

25 projects

Drumble

22 stashed

19 projects

Heather

63 stashed

50 projects

Hemel

14 stashed

15 projects

Mackerel Sky

19 stashed

16 projects

Midnight

59 stashed

54 projects

Mizzle

43 stashed

38 projects

Natural White

9 stashed

10 projects

Oddmedod

38 stashed

31 projects

Peacock

86 stashed

64 projects

Quick Beam

24 stashed

14 projects

Smoke

55 stashed

47 projects

Whortleberries

24 stashed

18 projects

Why Knot

8 stashed