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Exmoor Sock Yarn

£7.00

£7.00 per 50g skein

Exmoor Sock Yarn

Our Exmoor Sock Yarn enhances the durable character and bounce of the fibre from our local Exmoor Blueface sheep - a cross breed of the Exmoor Horn (full bodied and hard-wearing) and the Bluefaced Leicester (renowned for it's softness and lustre).  We’ve added naturally dark browny-black Devon Zwartbles giving extra bounce and a subtle fleck of colour, plus Falklands Corriedale to enhance softness and stitch definition.  

When creating the shades we were inspired by the changing seasons of our local Exmoor landscape. This national park is not only where we live, but home to many rare wild flowers, insects and animals, in amongst the grazing Exmoor Blueface sheep.  You can always catch a flash of deep saturated colour when exploring the greens of the hillside and blues of the bay.  So, when selecting the names for the 13 shades, it seemed only fitting to turn to the traditional local dialect of days gone by. Some of our favourites are Oddmedod (snail), Dimity (dusk), Quick Beam (rowan tree berries) and Bibble Bug (woodlouse). We hope they'll give you a giggle! 

Our new Exmoor Sock Yarn not only celebrates Exmoor, but is designed to be perfect for socks, whilst still having the versatility to suit garments and accessories that relish a hard wearing, machine washable yarn.

Click here for patterns using this yarn.

Click here for Exmoor Sock shadecard.

Composition: 60% Exmoor Blueface / 20% Corriedale / 10% Zwartbles / 10% Nylon

Yarn Specifications:

4ply (50g skein)
200 meters per 50 grams (3/12nm) 

Machine wash on a wool cycle with mild detergent

Mizzle
Mizzle
(light rain)
Quick Beam
Quick Beam
(rowan tree berries)
Drumble
Drumble
(bumblebee)
Hemel
Hemel
(wooded valley)
Aggy
Aggy
(caterpillar)
Oddmedod
Oddmedod
(snail)
Whortleberries
Whortleberries
(wild blueberries)
Dimity
Dimity
(dusk)
Mackerel-Sky
Mackerel-Sky
(cloud formation)
Blooth
Blooth
(blossom)
Bell Heather
Bell Heather
(moorland shrub)
Bibble Bug
Bibble Bug
(woodlouse)
Bulderin Clouds
Bulderin’ Clouds
(storm is brewing)

 

 

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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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