Since SKEINO opened it’s doors we offered sock yarns to our customers. We thought it would be a good idea to let you know a little bit more about why we work with these yarns and give you some insight about the history, characteristics and unique facts of each of them.
At this time, we have a collection of four different yarns at SKEINO which are perfect for sock knitting: DONEGAL, CORRIEDALE, MERINO-NYLON and TENCEL. All four yarns are Fingering Weight. The 4 oz. skeins provide between 416 and 465 yards of yarn, which can be knitted up to make a good pair of socks with at least a 4 inch shaft. All of SKEINO’s sock yarns come in our opera colorways, named after the world’s most famous and beautiful operas.
In this announcement let’s take a closer look at the MERINO-NYLON SOCK YARN.
The Blend of 75% Wool and 25% Nylon is the most common fiber mix for Sock Yarn.
SKEINO’s variation of this blend contains a generous 435 yards of the 4-ply machine washable yarn and comes in many colors:
The Merino is a domestic fiber from different sources milled here in the USA. The 25% Nylon adds to the strength of the yarn and both fibers are very well blended and spun into a fine yarn. Four single spun yarns are plied together.
Nylon is a man-made fiber used commonly as a binder in wool yarns.
Nylon is a generic designation for a family of synthetic polymers known generically as aliphatic polyamides, first produced on February 28, 1935, by Wallace Carothers at DuPont’s research facility. DuPont is an American chemical company that was founded in July 1802 as a gunpowder mill by Eleuthere Irenee du Pont. Nylon is one of the most commonly used polymers.
SKEINO’s Merino-Nylon Yarn is easy to care for: Machine wash gentle and tumble dry low.
This yarn is not only good to knit a pair of socks. Many knitters prefer this yarn for Babies and for Children. It is warm, soft and the fingering weight creates nice thinner pieces. The easy care is very favorable for Baby or Children knits.
This concludes part 3 of your sock yarn diaries. We hope you are enjoying this series. Stay tuned for the next episodes of the series which we will publish soon.
Happy knitting and as always please feel free to comment on or ask us anything.