Onion – Nettle Sock Yarn

£5.70

A favourite amongst our customers this all-natural sock yarn is made from 70% wool and 30% nettle. Its incredible stitch definition makes it perfectly suited to those fancy sock patterns with a lot of texture and lace. The nettle fibre in the yarn doesn’t catch the dye like the wool does so the colours in the range are softly heathered and easy to mix and match.

Nettle has been used to make textiles for thousands of years but is now experiencing a resurgence as a sustainable alternative to cotton because it is less resource heavy to process.

Weight: 4 ply (fingering)

Fibre: 70% wool, 30% nettle fibre – superwash

Ball: 50 g = 185 m (202 yds)

Needle size: 2.50 mm 

Gauge: 28 stitches x 38 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in)

Fibre Origin: South America (wool) & China (nettle)

Processed: milled & dyed in Italy

Care: machine washable up to 30 ͦC (hand washing recommended to prolong the life of your knitwear)

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Please note colours can vary slightly between dye lots.  Be sure to order enough yarn to complete your project to reduce the chance of differences between your balls. At YAK we try to ensure that our photos represent colours as accurately as possible, but please be aware that these can vary depending on your computer monitor settings.

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