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  • Garthenor Snowdonia Sock


    High twist worsted-spun Romney and Hebridean make up the most beautiful and very deliberately designed natural sock yarn that comes in a range of gorgeous undyed and dyed shades.

    Please note: The new batch of Snowdonia Sock is dyed on a darker base than before. Some of the colorways have the same names, but are darker than the same colorways purchased before November 2023.

    • Non-superwash
    • Romney & Hebridean, 100% organic wool
    • Fingering weight: 200 meters per 50 grams / 219 yards per 1.76 ounces
    • Recommended needle size: 2 - 2.5mm / US 0 - 1.5
    • Worsted spun, 2 ply

    • Certified organic to GOTS standards
    • Industry leading animal welfare standards
    • No harsh chemicals at any point of production
    • Fair working conditions ensured by Garthenor
    • Fiber & yarn origin: UK

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    Garthenor Snowdonia Sock Projects

    Color Waves Socks

    Using Bala as the main and Sundew as the contrasting color, Hanna Lisa made a gorgeous, super comfy pair of Color Waves Socks.

    The pattern is by Victoria Gerasimova from Making Stories Magazine Issue 7.

    Get the pattern

    Sea Forest Socks

    Tina knit a stunning pair of Sea Forest Socks in the colorway Moel Hebog.

    The pattern is by Isabel Ale and can be found in our Making Stories Magazine Issue 7.

    Get the pattern

    Where is Garthenor Snowdonia Sock grown, spun and dyed?

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 6 reviews
    Helen Eatherton
    Snowdonia sock

    Wonderful colour. Everyone I showed it to loved it. I think it knits up slightly thinner than usual sock yarn so next time I may go down a needle size. Otherwise authentic and satisfying.

    My favorite sock yarn

    Snowdonia Sock is by far my favorite sock yarn. Held double it creates to most durable socks only with natural fibers. I'm happy that Making Stories has this yarn avaible because outside of the UK it's not so easy to get it.

    Claire C in NYC
    love the finished project, but need patience when knitting

    I have a pair of socks made with snowdonia, and cherish them. Definitely different for anyone who prefers superwash yarn for socks. I, myself, prefer more rustic yarn for my socks.
    They are so warm to wear! When knitting, i prefer using wooden needles to offer a little grip. And the yarn does split a bit when knitting - so may not be for everyone. But again, really love the yarn!

    Barbara von Stieglitz
    The greatest sock yarn I know!

    Above the 100% natural and organic yarn, I love the charm, it adds to your knitting. Romney and Hebridean make a vivid thread with character and elegance. I love the muted colour shades which perfectly underline this extraordinary yarn. I love this yarn not only for socks, but also for shawls, garments and accessoiries.

    Snowdonia Sock (yes!)

    I love this yarn too! it looked like it was going to be itchy but it isn't. I made mittens and my hands are kind of sensitive. what is amazing is that my mittens are warmer than my polar gloves, as tested on a bike in winter! love the colors and the wooliness of it. Doesn't form an especially smooth, even fabric and it has those little black hairs but this all gives it a depth and a texture that I am super pleased with. I think you can see this in the attached but to compare, check out the Coill mittens in MS issue #8.

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