Sock blanks are a fun way to switch things up with your craft. And if you're thinking, this is gorgeous but what the heck is a sock blank?! Check out the FAQ's below for more info.
Fingering weight (sock weight) 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon, knitted blank approx 10"x42" 4ply yarn
463 yds/100g per knitted blank
Care Instructions: To keep your finished objects looking their best, we recommend hand washing in cold water and laying flat to dry.
Q: What the heck is a sock blank?
A: A sock blank is a rectangular piece of knitted fabric that’s hand dyed to create a unique colorway that emerges when you knit from it. The edge of the sock blank isn’t bound off. Instead, the stitches on one end are live, so when you grab the tail you pull the stitches out of the blank as you knit or crochet. Basically, you’re frogging the sock blank as you create your project.
Q: What can I make with a sock blank?
A: The short answer: all the same things you’d create with a ball of yarn.
You’re just knitting from the blank instead of pulling from a ball or cake. Gradient sock blanks are great for larger projects like 1 skein shawls. Speckled or stenciled sock blanks are most popular for knitting socks.
Q: How much yarn comes in a blank?
A: Sock blanks contain the same amount of yardage as a single hank of sock yarn. Hypnotic Yarn sock blanks have the yardage and base info identified in each website listing and will arrive labeled with the fiber content and yardage info as well.
Q: Are there any other differences between working with a blank vs. a ‘normal’ skein of yarn?
A: If you’ve ever frogged a project before, then you know how previously knitted yarn looks when you unravel it. The same is true for a sock blank. The yarn will be somewhat curly when you pull out the live stitches from the blank as you work.This can cause your knitting to look a little uneven, but all you need to do is block your finished project as normal and everything will smooth right out. Easy Peasy!
Q: If I don’t want to work from the sock blank, can I wind the yarn into a ball or cake?
A: Absolutely! And you don’t even need to have your own yarn swift. You can hand wind into a ball straight from the blank, or if you have a ball winder you can wind it into a cake - no swift required. Knit from a ball, a cake, or straight from the blank - the choice is 100% yours.
Hypnotic Yarn is hand dyed with high-quality, professional grade dyes by Cheryl in her New Hampshire studio. Studio is smoke free and pet friendly.
Colors may vary slightly from monitor to monitor. Colors may vary between skeins, even within the same dye bath. Please purchase enough to complete your project and consider alternating skeins in multi-skein projects. It is normal to see some slight bleeding of color for the first wash or two.
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