We recently restocked Isager Silk Mohair, a soft and shiny lace weight blend of mohair and silk, often used in tandem with heavier yarns. Fingering weight yarn seems to be a particularly popular playmate for Silk Mohair – here are some color combinations pairing it up with Isager Sock Yarn and Alpaca 2, and PetiteKnit pattern ideas below!
- Isager Silk Mohair: lace weight, 70% kid mohair, 30% silk, 233 yards/25 g; $16 each
- Isager Sock Yarn: fingering weight, 40% Easy Wash alpaca, 40% Easy Wash merino wool, 20% recycled nylon, 423 yards/100g; $20 each
- Isager Alpaca 2: light fingering weight, 50% alpaca, 50% wool, 275 yards/50 g; $12 each
What to knit with these yarn pairings? You’ll find more ideas on a blog post of mine from November, but for today, let’s focus on PetiteKnit, who seems to especially favor this combination of lace + fingering weight yarns:
Here’s a bit of show and tell, a close up on Margaretta’s own “Jenny Sweater,” knit with Isager Silk Mohair and Alpaca 2 held together throughout. The combination is deliciously soft, with elegant drape, and I love the ever-so-slightly-different shades of light green Margaretta chose, they blended together beautifully!
Look for these and other Isager yarns in our lace and fingering weight sections here at the shop!
Isager’s newest yarn is here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop – meet Sock Yarn!
Isager Sock Yarn:
- fingering weight
- 40% Easy Wash alpaca, 40% Easy Wash merino wool, 20% recycled nylon
- 423 yards/100g
- $20 each
Isager Sock Yarn is a soft and sturdy fingering weight yarn made primarily of Easy Wash alpaca and merino wool. An environmentally friendly alternative to superwash, Easy Wash is a treatment that makes animal fibers machine-washable without discharging hazardous chemicals in the process. Like Fibre Co. Amble, Isager Sock Yarn is fortified with recycled nylon for strength, making good use of an industrial byproduct that would otherwise be wasted.
Isager Sock Yarn is smooth and tightly plied, which is key for hard-wearing accessories like socks. I’m knitting a child-sized “Rye Light” sock as an Isager Sock Yarn sample for the shop, appreciating the stitch definition as I work.
Here are some sock patterns to consider, from basic beginner-level socks to intricate texture and color patterns.
- “Rye Light,” by Tin Can Knits – stockinette and garter stitch socks, baby-adult sizes
- “DRK Everyday Socks,” by Andrea Mowry – ribbed socks, baby-adult sizes
- “Apart Together Socks,” by Dawn Henderson – cabled ankle socks, adult sizes
- “Doakes,” by Nataliya Guseva – cabled socks, adult sizes
- “Dreaming of Paris,” by Joji Locatelli – striped socks with lace edge, adult sizes
- “Alfrick,” by Rachel Coopey – colorwork and textured socks, adult sizes
Look for Isager Sock Yarn in the fingering weight section here at our shop!
Fibre Company’s newest yarn is here – meet Amble!
Fibre Co. Amble:
- fingering weight
- solid and heathered colors
- 70% Easy-wash merino wool, 20% Easy-wash alpaca, and 10% recycled nylon
- 355 yards/100g
- $23 each
Amble is a unique and eco-friendly sock yarn. The thoughtful folks at Fibre Co. selected these Easy-wash fibers because they are processed without the use of hazardous chemicals, yet are still easy to care for and resist shrinking in the wash.
Kate Atherley’s “One Sock” was designed especially for Fibre Co. Amble, a classic top-down sock in all sizes, with lots of opportunities for customization. One skein of Amble is enough for most sizes, but check the pattern description on Ravelry for yardage requirements, as the two largest sizes require a second skein.
Order Amble online for local pickup or shipping, and remember your dear sock-knitting friends as the winter holidays approach – a special skein of sock yarn is always a welcome gift!