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Sanseveria Socks - by Sonja Bargielowska


These Sanseveria Socks are for anyone who - like Sonja - struggles narrowing down their colour choices. Three skeins of Exmoor Sock is enough to make two pairs of socks, by swapping the shades around. Playful stripes and simple stocking stitch make these a wonderfully addictive knit. 

Yarn: John Arbon Textiles Exmoor Sock, 4-ply (60% Exmoor Blueface, 20% Corriedale, 10% Zwartbles, 10% Nylon; 200 metres per 50g) 

MC: Whortleberries (navy); 1 skein

CC1: Mizzle (undyed); 1 skein

CC2: Quick Beam (orange); 1 skein

Needles: 2.25 mm (UK 13, US 1) knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round

Notions: 3 stitch markers (including 1 unique marker) Darning needle to sew in ends 

Gauge: 36 sts x 44 rows = 10 cm / 4 inch square measured over stocking stitch when blocked 

Finished Measurements:

Sock foot circumference: 15 (18, 20.5, 23) cm / 6 (7, 8, 9) inches

Leg Length: 18 (20.5, 21.5, 25) cm / 7 (8, 8.5, 9.75) inches (adjustable) 

Foot length: 16.5 (20.5, 23, 26) cm / 6.5 (8, 9, 10.25) inches (adjustable) 

Designed to be worn with 2.5 cm / 1 inch negative ease on both foot circumference and length, to ensure a good fit.

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We develop & make our yarns & tops at our specialist processing & spinning Mill, Fibre Harvest, a haven of enthusiasm & creativity, snug in the heart of North Devon.

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 are-vamp & is running smoother than ever.

Our latest yarn & tops range, Devonia, a beautiful blend of Devon fibres in 14 deep, mottled, irresistible shades, proudly features on the front cover of our latest catalogue.  And our KBN 4ply minis are welcomed into the fold - all 103 Knit By Numbers shades now available in baby 25g hanks, perfect for colour-work.

Throughout the last year Mill Membership numbers have increased monthly & we’re planning more special treats for the Mill Members’ secret web page in 2018.

The fabulous Mill team, led steadfastly by John, are Helena, Jack, Phil & Natasha; our Lynton shop & office, with Juliet at the helm, is run by Ginette, Judi & Natasha (again), whilst Frankie is our roving ambassador.

2018 sees our 4th Mill Open Weekend & Sale on 19th & 20th May, whilst we look forward to attending shows such as Unravel, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Wonderwool, Woolfest, Fibre East & Yarndale.

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All the best indeed

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