Heavensphere luxury sock yarn is exclusive to The Yarn Cafe and has been created especially for us. Each 100g skein has approximately 425 metres.
Heavensphere is available in its natural shade and in different colours as part of the Shades of Heavensphere series. This is a limited series of hand-dyed yarns produced by independent dyers on a monthly basis. Each shade has been produced for a maximum of 10 skeins.
"Living Rainforest" is the second of the series and has been produced for us by Beaker Button. Here are details of Jen and here inspiration for the yarn.
"I've been dyeing yarn for about three years. I make Dorset button kits and was becoming frustrated with the selection and availability of yarn for my kits. I swapped spinning lessons with an Indy user friend and have never looked back. I love the whole process of dyeing, from choosing colours to turning my finished yarn into buttons, or occasionally knitted garments.
I'm influenced by everything. Nature is a big draw for me, especially the sky. I spend hours looking at the sky. I'm a real image junkie so I spend hours photographing the world around me, or trawling pinterest, and I like to take colour combinations from images. The yarn I've dyed for you is inspired by a recent trip to The Living Rain Forest, with all the beautiful green fleshy plants and a tiny splash of peach flowers."
The name "Heavensphere" is inspired by the beautifully soft texture of the yarn and the fact that the fleece originates in the Southern Hemisphere.
|Fibre Content||60% organically farmed Polwarth, 25% Alpaca, 15% nylon
|Weight||100g of 4-ply yarn
|Suggested needle size||2.25mm - 3.25mm|
|Care instructions||Hand wash separately|
The socks come with a chart to make small to large sizes depending on your foot size. They are knitting using 4ply sock wool (I’ve used Beaker Button Bountiful 4ply in the example). They are toe up socks knitted on 4 double pointed needles.
This pattern would be suitable for someone with knitting experience.