Around the World in 8 Socks | Vancouver
- Special edition colorway for Mina Philipp of Knitting Expat Designs (@knittingexpat on Instagram). The "Around the World in 8 Socks" collection features this colorway for sock pattern Vancouver.
- Colorway: Winter's Day
- New 360 Sock Base:
80% (organic) superwash merino, 20% nylon
8ply with a 2 step twist
- Your choice of Eco (organic superwash merino) or Standard (non-organic) base, both options are otherwise as above.
Mina Philipp is the London-based designer of Knitting Expat Designs. Her travel-themed sock club takes you on a journey of 8 beautiful destinations--some of her favorite places around the world. I am honored Verse Yarns was selected to be the dyer for the Vancouver pattern. (Sock photo source: Ravelry)
Vancouver holds a special place in Mina's heart. It is a place where you can go skiing and to the beach in the same day. Discover more in her pattern where she features each destination.
About 360 Sock.
This new sock base is an 8 ply yarn constructed of four 2 ply strands. The higher number of plies creates a yarn that is round (hence 360) and plump, durable and elastic and blooms into a high stitch definition with a smooth surface. This makes for a dependable sock yarn that won't stretch out over time.
The beauty of hand-dyed yarn is that each skein is unique.
We recommend gently hand washing your work in cool to cold water using a rinse-free wool cleanser then lay item(s) flat to dry. Untreated wool requires special attention and care to prevent agitation which may cause undesired felting. Light bleeding of color is a natural process which may occur in hand-dyed yarns, such as with more saturated colorways or if the water used to cleanse the product is too hot. This should clear up with subsequent washes in cold water.