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.
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".
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.
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!
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.
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.