episode eight: developing an all-natural sock yarn

welcome to the eighth episode of from field to skin! we take a bit of a change from the usual interview format this month to discuss how to develop an all-natural sock yarn.

for more detailed notes on relevant breeds and caring for your socks, check out my operation sock drawer zine.

if you’d like to do more research on your own about specific sheep breeds and their different qualities and uses, the field guide to fleece is a fantastic starting point!

canadian yarn companies currently offering all-natural sock yarns include fleece & harmony (please note i made a booboo on the base in the video! it’s point prim sock, not flock fingering, that’s used for sock knitting), foxprint fibres, sunflower knit; twin oaks farm

mentioned in this episode: blacker yarns; fleece & harmony; foxprint fibres; long way homesteadmanitoba fibre festivalpembina fibreshed; prairie’s edge wool farm; spirit sands shepherds; sunflower knit; tuku wool; twin oaks farm; wellington fibres; woolly mammoth fibre company

from field to skin patterns using all-natural sock yarn:

ash albergsock, yarn, mill