John Arbon Exmoor Sock
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 changing seasons of the local Exmoor landscape. This national park is 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. Some of our favourites are Oddmedod (snail), Dimity (dusk), Quick Beam (rowan tree berries) and Bibble Bug (woodlouse). We hope they’ll give you a giggle!
Exmoor Sock Yarn not only celebrates Exmoor, but 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.
Composition: 60% Exmoor Blueface, 20% Corriedale, 10% Zwartbles, 10% Nylon
Yarn Weight: Fingering
Yardage: 219y(200m) per 50g
Gauge: 24-32 st in 4"/10cm on 2.0-3.0mm
Care: Machine Wash