Color: Self-Striping Yarns
I love self-striping yarns. You knit and knit and soon have a sock or shawl or hat or mittens that look extremely complicated and impressive. No need to tell anyone that you didn’t continually change yarn colors to carefully create that beautiful pattern. Let them go on and on about how talented you are. Really. Here are the self-striping sock yarns that we have in stock at The Loopy Ewe:
Biscotte & Cie – Dyed up by Louise in Canada, this yarn comes in a fingering weight which is 80% Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon, as well as a worsted weight which is 100% Superwash Merino. We carry her whole line of colors, as well as several exclusive colors that she dyes up just for us. You can see samples of how the fingering weight knits up into socks on this blog post and hats on this blog post, as well as a sample of how the worsted weight knits up into a hat in this blog post. Isn’t it fun?
Desert Vista Dyeworks – Dyed up by Susan in Arizona, this yarn comes in her popular self-striping line, as well as her multi-colors. You’ll see she uses the beautiful land around her as inspiration! You can find a sample of how striping works up in this blog post.
Fibernymph Dye Works – Dyed up by Lisa in Pennsylvania, this yarn comes in her popular self-striping line, as well as her multi-color line. Dyed up on a base that is 80% Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon, it’s great for socks, cowls, mitts and hats.
Austermann Step – Austermanns amazing sock yarn blends Wool and Nylon, with a special treatment of Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil. These two ingredients are said to be the oldest well known medicinal plants. Now the active skin care ingredients are also available in a sock yarn! The effect has been proven to remain after more than 40 machine washes. Treat your feet to this wonderful cashmere-like soft touch sock yarn. 75% Wool, 25% Nylon. 460 yards, 100 grams. US1-2, 7.5sts per inch. 1 ball makes 1 pair of most socks (check yardage and foot size for your pattern.)
Trekking – The benchmark of sock yarns! Trekking Color is constructed of the highest quality wool, giving your socks a soft feel, with all the benefits of a fine wool. 75% Wool, 25% Nylon. 462 yards, 100 grams. US2-3 needle. 1 skein makes 1 pair of most socks (check pattern for yardage and foot size.)
You’ll also find that many of our other yarn companies and indie dyers dye in such a way as to have the socks/scarves/hats/vests/sweaters knit up in a regular semi-striping pattern. The best thing to do is to check our Sock Yarn Photo Gallery and check out your favorites!