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  • Ovis Et Cetera Close


    You know how much we love a good, all-natural sock yarn - and Ovis Et Cetera's "Close" is as close to perfect as it gets. Custom-spun by John Arbon Textiles in the UK, it's a delightful blend of Devon Closewool, Exmoor Blueface and Zwartbles from sheep flocks that live close to the mill. In its undyed shape, it's a beautiful heathered grey, and when Saskia adds her dyeing magic to it, it transforms into the most gorgeous glowing jewel tones.

    Close is spun with a little bit of extra twist for increased durability. It has great stitch definition and a bit of a halo, which makes it ideal for cables, texture, and soothing stockinette. Plus, it works really, really well for colorwork!

    Read more about Close in "A closer look at Close, our new all-natural sock yarn".

    • Non-superwash
    • 40% Devon Closewool, 40% Exmoor Blueface, 20% Zwartbles (UK)
    • Fingering weight: 400 meters per 100 grams / 437 yards per 1.76 ounces
    • Recommended needle size: 2 - 3mm / US 0 - 3
    • Worsted spun, 3 ply

    • The fleeces are sourced from flocks that live close to the mill - John Arbon Textiles in Devon, UK -, reducing transport emissions significantly.
    • The yarn is custom-spun by John Arbon Textiles in the UK before being dyed by Saskia from Ovis Et Cetera in Germany, using Greener Shades acid dyes (GOTS certified, no heavy metals).
    • Fiber & yarn origin: UK
    • Dyed in: Germany

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    Ovis Et Cetera Close Projects

    Not-So-Vanilla Vanilla Socks

    It's no secret that Hanna Lisa adores knitting - and wearing - socks. The "Not-So-Vanilla Vanilla Socks" are the perfect canvas for showing off that gorgeous hand-dyed skein of yarn you've had in your stash forever, or for your first foray into all-natural sock yarns.

    The pattern is graded to 5 sizes and comes with measuring instructions and a little calculation exercise to ensure the perfect, snug fit on your own foot. They're knit toe-up with a Fleegle's Heel - Hanna Lisa's absolute favorite heel to fit a medium-to-high instep.

    Get the pattern

    Walden Socks

    Walden are timeless socks that are worked from the cuff down.

    The cuff is knitted in a 1x1 ribbing with twisted knit stitches. On a reverse stockinette stitch background there are travelling twisted stitch patterns on both sides of the leg. Small cables emerge from the upper pattern, lead towards the ankle and transform into small lines that run along the sides of the foot towards the toes. The heels are reinforced by a variation of the slipped stitch heel pattern and a round French heel, giving a perfect fit.

    The socks are for adventurous beginners who want to dip their toes into slip stitch knitting but are also fun for the more experienced knitter.

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    Where is Ovis Et Cetera Close grown, spun and dyed?

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Beautiful rustic & natural sockyarn

    I love the rustic character and the heathered colours of this yarn. I used it for socks but planning to knit a sweater with this yarn too, it’s really versatile.