Color from my Garden naturally dyed sock yarn


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I designed this yarn so that when you knit it, a pattern will emerge. Stripes with no effort! The knitted sample you see in the photos is knitted over 60 stitches with 2.75mm or US2 needles. This is the number of stitches I use in the round for socks. If you use more or less stitches, the pattern will change.

The yarn is 90% superwash Merino wool with 10% nylon. It's soft and not itchy. The ball is about 460 yards ~ more than enough for a medium pair of socks and weighs 124gm / 4.4 oz.

I dyed this with flowers/leaves I grew myself: coreopsis, yellow cosmos, dyer's chamomile, artichoke leaves, and 2 species of marigold.

I wash my socks in the machine with pH neutral soap like Ecover etc. In my experience, my naturally dyed socks haven't faded over a year's time with regular wear. Like all dyed fibers, they will fade if left in full sun over a long period of time.

Naturally dyed colors are notoriously difficult to photograph accurately. Keep this in mind as well as the fact colors appear different on different monitors. All I can say is that the colors are yummy and beautiful!

All the plants used are in 10 Plants for Color: A Simple Guide to Growing and Using Natural Dye Plants. I have the book listed in my store as well.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How should I wash my naturally dyed item?

Use pH neutral soap such as Ecover. Changing the pH of your item may shift the colors.

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