Sylvia Sock (75% wool, 25% nylon)
Sylvia Sock is a fingering weight yarn. It is 75% superwash Merino and 25% nylon. It is ethically-sourced from farms where "mulesing" - an inhumane method of raising sheep - is not practiced. Birch Hollow is a member of the Hudson Valley Textile Project which focuses on sustainability and connects farmers, makers, dyers, and more.
Sylvia Sock is a speckled, hand-painted yarn, and Birch Hollow develops their colorways inspired by nature and literature. Sylvia Sock is named after Sylvia Plath, author of "The Bell Jar" and "Lady Lazarus."
Due to the method of dying, each skein and batch may be a little bit different, and we recommend buying all of the yarn you need for a project at one time. We also suggest alternating skeins when knitting projects.
Sylvia Sock has excellent elasticity, stitch definition, and a soft drape. It is a good choice for socks, shawls, lightweight sweaters and other warmer weather projects.
100 gm skein containing approximately 424 m/463 yds
7 - 8 sts to the inch
RECOMMENDED NEEDLE/HOOK SIZE:
Needle size - 2.25 to 3.25 mm (US 1 to 3)
Hook size - 2.25 to 3.5 mm (US B-1 to E-4)