Aurinkokehrä Sukkalanka - 100% Natural Sock Yarn 50g
Sukkalanka is the result of a project conceived by Anna (the owner of Aurinkokehrä) in Spring 2019. The final result is a 100% natural and completely traceable no-nylon sport weight sock yarn spun from wool that comes from only 2 farms, hand-dyed with only 100% natural dyes.
The yarn is a mix of Finnsheep wool for softness and crossbreed (Texel/Ryggia/Suffolk) wool for strength and durability, plied with a high twist to give extra strength. The yarn has been subjected to a Martindale rub test* which showed good resistance to wear and felting. Knitted on 3mm or smaller needles, this will give a good, dense fabric for socks, strong enough to resist the extra wear that socks require. As the yarn has such a high twist, it is much denser than a regular plied yarn and therefore heavier, with less meterage to weight. You will therefore need approximately 3 skeins for a pair of average sized socks.
The yarn has been dyed on a light grey base and is offered in 12 lightly heathered dyed shades, as well as the undyed grey.
* What is a Martindale rub test? The Martindale test is used mainly in the furniture trade on upholstery fabrics to measure the durability of a fabric. The fabric is pulled taught and then rubbed with discs of wire mesh until the fabric shows noticeable signs of wear and tear.
Country of Origin: Finland
Composition: 100% Finnish wool
Suggested needle: 3mm
Care: Handwash only