Onion — Nettle Sock Yarn
Onion Nettle Sock from Onion is a delicious and eco-friendly blend of wool and nettle fibers. This fingering weight yarn is lightweight, soft, and has great stitch definition. While the wool fiber provides the softness, the nettle fiber gives a beautiful sheen and drape. Plus, Nettle is a fantastic alternative to synthetic fibers such as Nylon for adding extra strength and durability without the environmental impact of using a non-renewable resource. This makes this yarn perfect for sock knitting in the organic genre - no plastic!
Please note that the nettle fibre does not absorb the dye evenly like the wool, creating beautiful heather look and a pearly sheen, with occasional natural slubs of undyed fiber.
Let yourself be seduced by the softness, drape, and surprising quality of this sustainable yarn!
WHY WE LOVE IT — Lightweight, soft, durable, specially designed for socks and accessories, beautiful palette.
CONTENT — 70% wool (superwash), 30% nettle fibers
GAUGE — 28 sts per 10 cm | 4"
LENGTH — 202 yards | 185 meters
WEIGHT — 0.11 lb | 50 g
THICKNESS — Fingering (Size 1)
SUGGESTED KNITTING NEEDLES — 1.5 – 2.5 US | 2.5 – 3.00 mm
SUGGESTED CROCHET HOOKS — B 1 - E 4 | 2.25 - 3.5 mm
ORIGIN — Made in Italy
The yarn is superwash treated which means that it can be machine washed on wool or delicate cycle.
ONION is a Danish company focused on building up a yarn collection consisting of 100% natural fibers, within the sustainable genre. Inspired by Scandinavian color, materials, design and lifestyle trends, Onion offers 100% Natural Fiber Yarns produced on quality spinners in Italy, as well as knitting patterns designed by several talented knitwear designers.
It gives us great satisfaction to work with a supplier of quality yarns with environmentally sound care - yarns that are good for both you, your loved ones and our environment.