Whether it’s the cosy season or not, you can’t go wrong with an Autumn sock yarn. There’s something about jewel tones that just make me weak in the knees. I mean, just look at those sultry purples, violets and deep reds paired with moody teals and forest greens. I can hear my needles clicking and my tea brewing next to me already…
I dyed Autumn Harvest in my Harmonia base, an absolutely gorgeous superwash merino and bio-nylon (75/25) sock yarn. It’s a softly plied yarn, which makes it gloriously squishy soft whilst still retaining all its sturdiness. I’d consider this a heavy fingering weight yarn.
Sock or fingering weight yarn with nylon is perfect for socks, or jumpers/sweaters. The colour progression in Autumn Harvest is different in each strand of yarn, keeping each row of your knitting or crocheting engaging.
What is bio-nylon exactly?
Glad you asked! Allow me to explain about nylon in broader terms first.
Nylon is an artificial fibre that’s added to certain yarns in order to make them sturdier and better withstand prolonged use. Think hand knit socks: you definitely want those to keep on warming your feet for many years, despite living inside shoes, right?
Nylon adds structure to some of the softer, shorter stapled (that’s fibre length) wools such as merino, so they last longer.
However, regular nylon is not as sustainable as wool. Like most man-made fibres, it’s not readily biodegradable.
In my pursuit of an eco-friendly alternative, I found the Amni Soul Eco ® nylon, which has many advantages over regular nylon:
- it degrades 10x faster than regular nylon
- the water used to process this fibre is recycled
- Oeko-Tex® certified (making it safe on the skin for both adults and children)
About hand dyed colourways
Because designer indie-dyed yarns are created in small batches, differences are to be expected between them (and often even in the same batch). Because of this, I advise you buy as many skeins as needed for your project and alternate them to avoid pooling and colour mismatches. Find out more in our Fibre Bases and Info page.
Whether you’re talking about this Autumn sock yarn or another colourway, I am also happy to custom dye lot of yarn to suit your needs, simply contact me on [email protected] and let’s talk!
A disclaimer on colour
I’ve done my best to showcase the true colours of my lovely yarns. However, your monitor settings might differ from mine.