Yarn Profile: Weaver's Wool
With 350 yards in one skein, it's also a perfect "one-skein wonder" yarn. One skein gives you enough yarn for a fast-knitting, beautiful, yet durable sock.
Weaver's Wool is a sport-weight, three-ply yarn from Mountain Colors. It has the subtle shine you'd expect from the addition of mohair or silk -- yet it's 100% wool.
The colors are clearly inspired by Montana's vast and beautiful Bitterroot Valley, which is where Mountain Colors is located. The exquisite hand-painted blends (28 total) have such names as Mountain Twilight, Golden Willow, and Flathead Cherry.
Stitches appear beautifully consistent and tight, with no snagging. Despite the snug 6 1/2 stitches-per-inch gauge, I made progress quickly.
Blocking / Washing
Despite their age, the socks' color remains true, and the signs of wear are absolutely minimal. My friend had the forethought to reinforce the toes and heels, which certainly helps.
If you're looking for free patterns, go straight to the Socknitters Web site. If you haven't knit socks before, don't fret -- Socknitters also has invaluable tips and tutorials.
"I bought a skein of this yarn to try. The first thing I noticed is that the gauge is not 3.5 stitches per inch. The gauge is 20 stitches/3.5 inches. The colors are beautiful and I am enjoying the knitting process." kjohnst, 8/15/2001
"The socknitters site also includes instructions for joining the email list. Folks are really helpful, and there is a new 'mentoring' initiative for people just starting out with socks. Hope that helps." noble, 7/20/2001
6 sts/inch on US 4 or 5 needles
Average retail price
$16 / skein
Where to Buy Online
Weight/Yardage per Skein
4 oz. / 350 yards
Country of Origin
Manufacturer's suggested wash method
Hand wash or dry clean, dry flat, do not bleach.