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Hand-Dyed Sock Blanks
Sock blanks are pieces of pre-knitted fabric that are dyed by painting on the colour, or dip-dyed to create gradients. Each 100g blank contains the same amount of yardage as a 4ply Chora skein at 425m, and is a blend of 75% Superwash merino and 25% nylon.
How to knit from a sock blank
You can knit directly from a sock blank. Just untie the end attached to the label and unravel the blank as you knit!
Please be aware though that knitting directly from a sock blank will result in uneven stitches until you block them. As the yarn has a memory, when you unravel it it will retain the wavy 'noodle' shape. Knitting these noodles can give your knitting extra lumps and bumps. Blocking your piece at the end will help smooth these out and give you a more even finish.
For smoother knitting from the start you can use a yarn swift to transform the sock blank into a skein. This can then be soaked in water and then hung to dry with a weight at the bottom to remove the kinks.
A Note on Colours
Please note that the colours of the sock blanks are most vivid on the surface. As you knit the stitches you will get an overall marbled effect of bright and paler colours.
If you have a particular gradient colourway in mind, I would be happy to discuss this with you. Just drop me a message through the Contact Form and let me know what you are looking for.