We chose some of our favorite hand dyed sock yarns to share with you in this extra special Big Beanie Bag! Sock yarns (also called fingering weight yarns) can be used for all kinds of projects from socks and shawls, to sweaters and baby blankets! A go-to for one-skein projects, gift knitting, and accessories, hand dyed sock yarn most often comes in 100 gram hanks which is enough for an average pair of adult socks, a smaller shawl or scarf, or other extremity covers like gloves and hats!
The perks? Fingering weight yarn knits up into a thin, lightweight fabric that often resembles machine-knit fabrics you might find at a department store.
The catch? Fingering weight yarn is thin! Which means you need to use smaller diameter needles if you want a solid fabric (i.e., not sheer or loosely stitched). It may take longer to knit the same amount of fabric than a thicker yarn, but the finished product is totally worth it!
Knitting Lore: A pair of hand knit socks is rumored to have about the same number of stitches as a sweater knit in a heavier gauge yarn!
Hand painted in Canada, KPPPM stands for Koigu Premium Painter's Palette Merino. Koigu is known for their unique hand painting dye process which results in stunning colorways. The KPPPM yarn base is a bouncy plied merino that comes in 50 gram hanks of 175 yards. The Demi Skein in your Big Beanie Bag is half the size of a normal hank of of KPPPM and was specially made just for this bag!
If semi-solids are more your jam, or you're looking for something to balance one of the wilder KPPPM colorways for your next project, check out the tonal tones of KPM! We also have Mini Skeinette Grab Bags which contain twenty 11 yard mini skeins of KPPPM and KPM.