Knittique is now in its second year of producing exclusive, limited-edition hand-painted yarns, and this beautiful tweedy Superwash Merino wool sock yarn is one of 2 variations of this colorway. (Sorry, the Light Version is no longer available.)
This moody colorway, Oregon Coast (Dark Version), is the newest addition to my Sailing Collection. It features many subtle variations of deep ocean blues, greys, and turquoise, sparked with accents of intense bronze-browns. Gorgeous!
Color: HP0128-D Oregon Coast Dark
Yarn name: Tweedy Sock
Fiber: 85% Superwash merino wool/15% neps (the tweedy bits)
Suggested needles: U.S. #1-3
Like this color palette? Get the palette, with color specifications and editable layers, to use in your own projects!
Skein weight: 101.3 g/3.57 oz.
Gauge: U.S. #2 needle: 25 sts/35 rows = 4”
*Note: While this yarn will make wonderful socks, it can also be knitted on a range
of needle sizes for shawls, sweaters, gloves, etc.
PLEASE NOTE: All yarns will be wound into center-pull balls before shipping, so they'll arrive ready-to-use! If you'd rather your yarn was left in skein form (as shown here), you must let us know when you place your order. Thank you!
Care: Since this is a Superwash wool, you can certainly put it in the washing machine, in cool water and a delicate cycle. Dry on the lowest heat setting you have. Personally, I would still hand wash in cool water with mild detergent. Rinse in cool water, and gently squeeze out excess water. Lay on towels or drying rack to air-dry.
PROJECT IDEAS: When I first got this yarn, it was described as "sockweight", which it is, but it's also appropriate, I think for lace projects; it seems a little lightweight for socks. (Maybe lace socks?) Depending on the pattern you're using, 1 of these skeins may be enough for a pair of socks, especially if they're anklets or yoga socks. 1 skein would also make a luxurious scarf (this would be a good color for guys), and 2 skeins would be plenty for a good-sized wrap or shawl. (There is a FREE pattern for a lace scarf on Knittique's website; scroll down past the cowl pattern to the scarf.)
P.S. This color would be perfect for knitting into a manly gift!