The Cumbria Contrast Sock is on its way….
I have been working on this new sock yarn for over year. It started with buying Blue Faced Leicester wool from farmers across the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria and British alpaca fleeces. I then spent ages cleaning the fleeces and carefully grading and blending them before sending it to be scoured (or washed) in Yorkshire. The fibre has been through a process of carding, combing, dyeing and finally, spinning into a fine sock yarn. The yarn is 47% alpaca, 43% wool and 10% nylon. The natural colour is an interesting oatmeal because a proportion of the alpaca fleeces were black, grey, brown and fawn. I have over-dyed this eight intense colours.
The first batch of socks are now being knitted and will be ready in March. Here’s a preview of the prototype – Cumbria Contrast in Turquoise & Mustard.