Eco-warrior Sock - Sam's Garden - Bluefaced Leicester/Tencel
Sam's Garden was inspired by a photo a lovely friend of mine sent me of her garden in spring. It had made her really happy, and so she sent it to me, to see if it could be used as inspiration. The result is this lovely blend of deep berry pink, lime, soft shady green, stone and white, with speckles of hot pink and magenta. It's so cheery, it makes me smile every time.
70% Bluefaced Leicester/30% Tencel
Each skein is 100g/400m.
I love a good sock yarn, and Eco-warrior Sock is a corker - even better, it's environmentally sound, and the wool is sourced and spun in the UK. This is a blend of strong, soft British Bluefaced Leicester and Tencel. Tencel is a cellulose fibre produced using a closed-loop system, which means that all the materials used in the manufacturing process are repeatedly recycled, minimising waste and pollution.
The addition of Tencel makes this yarn extremely strong. It's perfect for socks, which take a lot of punishment, but it also makes a fantastic warp (and weft) yarn. It has a lovely sheen and drape which work beautifully in woven items.