Back in stock: Gradient Sock Blanks

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

Gradient sock blanks are back in stock!

An experiment in gradient colors, these sock blanks go from dark to light to dark again, and will give whatever you make a truly unique, and almost heathered, look.

Curious about sock blanks, and how they work up? You can crochet or knit from one end, unraveling from the blank as you go, or you can do what you'd do with a skein and wind it into a center-pull ball, first. It's up to you! I'll have an example of something I have on the needles at the end of this post.

HaldeCraft HandDyed yarns started life in 2007 in a small yarn store in Gainesville, Florida (Hanks Yarn and Fiber) and was then called "Perhaps Today is a Good Day to Dye". It has continued online as HaldeCraft HandDyed since 2011, and is hand-dyed and lovingly re-skeined in a small home studio by someone who loves the fiber arts just as much as you do. If you are looking for photos of yarn colorways or finished objects and are on Ravelry, you can find my yarn in their database; just look for "HaldeCraft HandDyed".

All of my yarns are hand-dyed singly or in batches of two. If you would like to order for a large project, please contact me and I will be more than happy to dye your order with every attempt to get each skein as matching as possible. However, as with all hand-dyes (not just my own) I recommend working from alternating balls on larger projects as even yarns dyed at the same time may not be perfectly matched.

This yarn was dyed in a smoke-free, but not pet-free studio; however, once dyed it is kept sealed in bags inside bins which studio tortoises do not have access to.

Base: Ellen
Content: 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon
Yardage: 420 yards/115g
Weight: Sock
Gauge: 6-8 stitches/inch on a US 0-2

Now... curious to see how they work up? I'm working on this entrelac scarf by starting at one end of the blank and unraveling as I need yarn (same way you'd pull from a center-pull ball). I'm making this as a show sample, and will likely only knit a few more inches. My plan is to then put in a life-line, block it, and keep it attached to the rest of the blank to use as an example of what it looks like to work it up. This is one of my original tester colorways, and although I don't offer brown as a regular colorway any more, if you love this as much as I do, reach out to me if you'd like a custom order!


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