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Supreme Bed Socks - by Emily Foden

£3.50

These luxurious bedsocks are knit using 2 strands of Alpaca Supreme held together- our most soft and cozy 4 ply yarn. Our sample uses two different shades, creating a delicate marl. Stripes in the cuff as well as the heel and toe are knit in solid colours for contrast. The same colour could easily be used throughout for solid socks, or two shades with more contrast to create a bolder marl effect. The simple, top-down construction of these socks makes them quick and fun to knit, great for a beginner sock knitter!

Yarn: John Arbon Textiles Alpaca Supreme, 4ply / fingering weight (40% Alpaca, 40% Organically Farmed Falklands Merino, 20% Mulberry Silk; 333 metres per 100 g skein) 

Shade A: Porcelain White; 1  skein
Shade B: Light Silver Fawn; 1 skein 

Needles: 3 mm, 80 cm circular needle or 3 mm double pointed needle, depending on your preference for working socks in the round

Notions: darning needle, stitch marker

Gauge: 28 sts x 36 rows = 10 cm / 4" over stocking stitch 


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John Arbon Textiles & Fibre Harvest - British makers of yarns and fibres

Welcome to John Arbon Textiles' website, every page adorned with our luxury Yarns & Fibre Tops, a fine array of woolly wonders.

Nestled in the heart of North Devon, our Mill is one of only a handful of small-scale, specialist worsted processing & spinning Mills still operating in the UK. Full of refurbished machinery John has rescued over the years, with some newer additions along the way, the Mill is where we create, develop and make all our Yarn & Fibre Tops ranges. The new Mill arrival, Italian cone winder (Gino) has settled in splendidly, whilst Gillian the skeiner (one of our oldest machines at over 100 years of age) has had a re-vamp & is running smoother than ever.

Some of our ranges are... Knit by Numbers (100% organically farmed Merino in over 100 gradient shades), Exmoor Sock (our newest addition), Exmoor Zwartbles 4ply & DK (wonderfully woolly & hardwearing), Harvest Hues (bouncy with deep, rich shades), and Devonia (brimming with drape and lustre). Many of these glorious ranges are made using sheep reared and sheared on our doorstep in Devon, as it is important to John to incorporate local & rare breed fleeces wherever possible.

This last year has been a rollercoaster of woolly excitement - we passed the sock side of our business onto Kim Kearney (Arbon Socks) in order to focus wholeheartedly on producing our specialist Yarn & Tops. Our South Molton Mill folk, led enthusiastically by John, are Helena, Jack, Phil, Tash & Frankie (who's come back to the fold proper) - a fantastic team of woolly magicians. Generous amounts of backup comes from Juliet & Sonja (an invaluable new addition) based at our Lynton shop & office, which steadfast assistance from Judi & Ginette.

2019 sees our 5th Mill Open Weekend & Sale on 8th & 9th June, whilst we look forward to attending shows such as Unravel, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Wonderwool, Woolfest, Fibre East & Yarndale.

Thanks to all our loyal customers for your warm wholehearted support & encouragement. We couldn't do it without you.

All the best indeed

John & Juliet

Jarbon




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