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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.

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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)
   

  • Shipping Weight: 55 grams

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Welcome to John Arbon Textiles’ website, every page adorned with our luxury yarns & fibre tops, a fine array of woolly wonders.

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.

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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.

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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.

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All the best indeed

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Jarbon




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