Candy Cane Self Striping, indie dyed soft 75/25 merino nylon blend sock yarn


Back for one last time due to popular demand!! Absolutely the final batch of my bestselling Christmas 2016 colourway, self striping Candy Cane. I have lots of new ideas to work on so I won't be dyeing any further repeats (sorry)....

This is a superwash treated 4ply sock weight yarn in seasonal colours with 75% merino wool for softness and warmth and 25% nylon for strength and durability. Around 420 metres per 100g skein, it self stripes with colour changes every 1.5 metres. It knits really delightful socks and there's enough for an adult sized pair or two or three pairs in child sizes.

This yarn is presented as a SIX METRE skein. If you would like it hand wound into a ball then this adds 24h to the dispatch time and costs £2 extra. (The skein will ship in 24h, if we have to wind it please allow 48h.) My husband will be doing the winding and it takes him 20 minutes. He has agreed to do it for £2 a time, even though that’s less than the minimum wage, because he’s lovely.

I do not offer caking for this item unless you also choose the ball option (because I cannot directly cake it from a six metre skein). If you prefer not to pay for my husband’s time and labour you can easily wind it yourself using two chairs placed about two metres apart.

If you have difficulty getting your head round the odd concept of a six metre skein then this may not be the product for you. If you are only reading this after you have made a complete hash of trying to wind it on a regular yarn swift or husband then you are a bit silly!! I'm happy to answer any questions you may have if you're new to the idea.

If you love a hand-dyed sock yarn then take a look in our shop as we have many unique colourways including rainbows, self striping and miniskeins:


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