Superwash Sock 4 Ply Yarn


One of our best sellers, our Superwash Sock is now also available in 50g hanks. Superwash Sock has a standard construction of 4/16nm with 200m (218 yds) per 50g. Made with 75% Superwashed Merino wool and 25% Nylon, the merino fibres have been specially treated before being spun to enable it to be machine washable, therefore will not ‘felt’ when dyed or washed. The merino is combined with a smaller percentage of nylon giving the knitted fabric extra durability and strength making it harder wearing. The merino gives natural elasticity and we deliberately use 21 micron merino fibres which are not itchy or scratchy on the skin.  The yarn is perfect for socks but can equally can be knitted into scarves, shawls or even baby garments which will feel soft next to the skin due to the fine micron merino used.

​Both merino wool and nylon accept acid dyes so the yarn is perfect for dyeing and readily takes up the dye.

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Superwash Sock 4 Ply (50g Hanks)

Product Code: 49170D

Composition: 75% Superwash Merino (21 micron) 25% Nylon

Count: 4/16nm

Meterage: 200m (218 yds) per 50g

Tension: 28 sts x 36 rows, in 10cm (4in), over st st using 3.25mm needles

Yarn Weight: 4 Ply

Hank Size: 50g

Origin: Peru

Care Instructions: Machine washable on a wool program ideally using a wool detergent at 30⁰C or below. Dry flat, do not sun dry or tumble dry. Avoid wringing and twisting.

“The superwash sock is my most popular base.  It takes color so fast that I am surprised every time I dye it.  This makes it perfect for speckling.  It’s durable but also very soft.  My customers are never unhappy with this yarn and I am guilty of making myself and my family socks with it as well!”

Amanda from Geektastic Fibres

This yarn is so great! It absorbs dye like a sponge and it knits up velvety soft! I really love that it’s tied in a couple places already, so it’s easy to put right in my dyeing pot and shipping is always reliably fast 🙂

Jillian Louise, Etsy Customer

Superwash Sock

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