Archive for April, 2008

Sock yarns back in stock

April 23, 2008

Our classic sock yarn (now named Footscray) is back in stock, as is our beautiful new Bamboo/Wool/Nylon sock yarn named Bambaroo. Bambaroo is featured in the photo above.  It has a lovely smooth hand, and will be perfect for summer or light weight socks. Like our basic sock yarn, Footscray, it comes in 100 gram hanks that should be sufficient for most pairs of socks.

The yarn above was a factory sample that was overdyed using Procion MX fiber reactive dyes according to the instructions here.  You can compare it with the sample below, which was kettle dyed with Ashford acid dyes in purple and blue. 

Ashford dyed Bambaroo

This skein of Footscray was dyed at the same time, and you can see how the the wool absorbs the colors very quickly.

 

Footscray yarn dyes with Ashford dyes