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John Arbon Exmoor Sock

We are pleased to offer a second John Arbon Textiles Yarn!  Exmoor Sock Yarn is designed to be perfect for socks, whilst still having the versatility to suit garments and accessories that relish a hard wearing, machine washable yarn.

Exmoor Sock Yarn enhances the durable character and bounce of the fibre from local Exmoor Blueface sheep - a cross breed of the Exmoor Horn (full bodied and hard-wearing) and the Bluefaced Leicester (renowned for its softness and lustre). Naturally dark browny-black Devon Zwartbles is added, giving extra bounce and a subtle fleck of colour, plus Falklands Corriedale to enhance softness and stitch definition.

The shades were inspired by the the local Exmoor landscape, home to many rare wild flowers, insects and animals, in amongst the grazing Exmoor Blueface sheep.  The names for the 13 shades use the traditional local dialect of days gone by. These quirky names will make you giggle, such as Oddmedod (snail), Dimity (dusk), Quick Beam (rowan tree berries) and Bibble Bug (woodlouse). 



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