Organic 80/20 Sock

Lichen and Lace's hand dyeing studio is in tiny Sackville, New Brunswick and it must be an inspiring kind of place! At least one gets that impression when browsing the delightful colours of Lichen and Lace yarns. Colours named Marsh Lily, Clover, Beach Glass, and Lichen really paint a beautiful, pastoral picture of this maritime town.  The yarn is hand dyed loveliness and made in Canada charming!

Since the Winter of 2024 Lichen and Lace has switched their sock yarn base to an organic merino and we could not be happier! This 80/20 variety of fingering weight yarn is now comprised of 80% superwash ORGANIC merino and 20% nylon. The healthy supporting role of the nylon makes this yarn a very good contender for sock knitting. Nylon makes wool stand up to wear. Sock enthusiasts can try out their Lichen and Lace 80/20 on The Knit Cafe's Sweet Sock Pattern. If these colours are too pretty for just your feet you will find the merino is soft enough for other body parts too. Since this is a fine wool it will make gorgeous shawls, and light sweaters, and kids wear too - it's washable after all. 

Since Lichen and Lace is made by hand each skein is an original and colour often changes from batch to batch. This one-of-a-kindness makes each skein a treat; full of individuality and artistry. If you are planning a project that uses more than one skein you may want to try alternating your skeins as you knit to make the colour more uniform.

The Knit Cafe still has some of the original 80/20 yarn in our collection - so for more sock yarn choice check it out HERE.

Fibre: 80% superwash organic merino, 20% nylon
Weight: fingering
Yardage: 334m / 365 yards
Gauge: 28 stitches per 10cm/4" 
Care: machine wash cold, gentle cycle, lay flat to dry

Pattern ideas: Hint of Autumn, Lion Hearted, The Weekender light, Navelli, Parallelolamb, Time Trades, Maema, Boxy


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