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Undyed Sock Yarn | Superwash fingering weight | Gaia Sock

Looking for some lovely natural undyed sock yarn to hand dye yourself at home? Look no further.

  • Fibre content: superwash (non-felting) merino and nylon (75/25)
  • 425 meters or 464 yards
  • dye one skein for a small knitting project, or multiples for a larger garment


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Are you looking for a rather lovely undyed sock yarn to play with, maybe for home dyeing? My yarn base Gaia Sock is a bouncy, high twist, natural white sock weight/fingering weight/4-ply yarn. It is one of my most popular bases, I love working with it and I’m sure you’ll feel the same once you’ve tried it.

Find out more in our Fibre Bases and Info page if you’d like to know a little bit more about my different bases.

Gaia’s fibre content is superwash (non-felting) merino 75% and 25% nylon. Nylon makes these skeins of wool extra sturdy, perfect for knitting or crocheting items that need to withstand more friction, such as socks or cardigans. 

Superwash wools don’t felt and take up dyes more vibrantly and easily than regular undyed sock yarns. Food colourings, for example, are a fun way to play with wool without having to use dedicated equipment.

Each skein is a squishy 464 yards or 425 meters long, making them perfect for a pair of socks (if you have small feet like me, you can get away with two pairs if making the cuff shorter!) or, if you dye multiples, you can knit a cardigan or jumper with your very own hand dyed yarn. 


Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions4250 cm

Natural white

Fibre Content

superwash, Merino, Nylon

Yarn Base

Gaia Sock – superwash merino/nylon 75/25 4-ply Fingering weight


  • Keep yarn in a dry room away from direct sunlight. Airtight boxes are recommended. Don’t place anything heavy on top of the skein to avoid squishing it.
  • I recommend adding lavender sachets to the storage container for pest prevention.
  • Hand wash your finished product separately using wool-specific detergents, dry flat. Hand dyed fibres may bleed a little in the first couple of washes.


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Your new skeins will be carefully wrapped in a paper bag and shipped in a fully compostable mailing bag.  

UK shipping is £4 flat rate.

International shipping is £6 flat rate.

Find out more in the delivery and returns section. 

(If you are outside of the UK, I might put your yarn in a vacuum sealed bag to save you shipping costs. Don’t worry, this doesn’t damage the fibre in any way!)

Your best crafting is my goal

I want you to absolutely love your knitting and crochet. I care whether that fab cardigan or pair of socks come to life. Your knitting and crochet needs to be everything you ever dreamed of and I want to help you get there. My yarns,  project bags and stitch markers are all created with your best crafting life in mind.

Hello there, I’m Eleanor and my goal in life is to be a part of your lovely hand crafting journey by dyeing the most fun yarns for your enjoyment.

I’ll do all of this without compromising on quality or my eco values: I source my wool from ethical, local suppliers and I hand dye my fibre using the most planet-friendly techniques at my disposal.

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From my hands to yours: I’d love to see what you create with your fibre!

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