meadowyarn - hoo | sock
This soft, sleek blend of merino wool and nylon has a wonderful sheen and drapes beautifully making it perfect for shawls, scarves as well as being pretty splendid for socks. The 25% nylon gives it extra strength and the generous yardage means you'll have plenty enough for a large pair of adult socks.
We love this incredibly versatile yarn, that takes dye wonderfully.
We kettle dye Hoo in small batches using a variety of techniques to develop layered tonal shades and complex variegated effects. We use a combination of immersion and dip-dyeing to give Hoo yarn subtle flashes of variegation, and some colour ways may 'pool' and 'flash' more than others. Each skein is unique and most colourways are 'one of a kind' (so if you see something that steals your heart grab it while you can!)
Although Hoo is a superwash fibre, we recommend hand washing in cool water to preserve the vibrancy of the dye.
As with all small batch, hand dyed yarn that doesn't have dye lots, we also recommend knitting alternate rows from two skeins when working on larger projects to avoid noticeable changes between skeins.
We use professional non-hazardous, non-chrome, low impact, heavy metal-free acid dyes. We do our best to exhaust every dye bath and to reuse water wherever possible to reduce any further environmental impact. Occasionally a small amount of 'loose' dye may remain in the yarn after rinsing (most likely with deeply saturated shades) and we always recommend hand washing in very cool water and pre-washing your yarn separately if you are intending to mix light and dark shades in a single garment/project.