Onion – Nettle Sock Yarn
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)