His and Hers SOCK BLANKS

Regular price $55.00

This is listing is for a set of 2 sock blanks especially made to be His and Hers socks.

If you have never used a sock blank to knit from, you are in for a treat. You get the fun of watching the design and the colors go by in a totally new way as you knit from it.

The one for her has a light pink background with hearts and birds and butterflies and flowers stenciled in magenta and coral along with the words, "Be Mine," "Love," and "Sweet."

The one for him has a light blue background with all the same stencils in a medium blue and a peacock blue along with the words, "Be Mine," "Love," and "Hunk."

The words are reminiscent of the cute little heart-shaped valentine candies with messages on them.

Just to be clear, as you knit these up, the words and pictures will disappear into speckles and short color stripes, but it's fun to enjoy them while you knit the blanks.

Oh, and by the way, there's nothing in the world saying you can only make socks from sock blanks. These are single blanks made of 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon fingering-weight yarn, and you can use them for anything you would use sock-weight yarn for, so if you'd rather make scarves or cowls or hats from these, go for it!

How do you use a sock blank? Some people like to unravel the whole thing at once and then work from a normal ball of yarn. However, I think it's more fun to just unravel it as you go so you can enjoy the color changes and just set the whole thing on your lap. You start at one side and just keep unraveling as you go. The yarn will be curly, but that's okay. It will block out just fine.

YARN FACTS
Name: Valentine for Him
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering Weight
Yards per Pound: 1736
Wraps per Inch: 21
Length in Yards: 435
Ounces/Grams: 4 ounces/115 grams
Plies: 4
Rec'd Needle Size: 0-3 US
Rec'd Hook Size: B-1 to E-4
Gauge: 7 stitches per inch
Contents: 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon
Colors: Sky Blue, Aqua, and Peacock
Instructions: Can be washed by hand (preferred) or in washing machine on cold. Please air dry.

YARN FACTS
Name: Valentine for Her
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering Weight
Yards per Pound: 1736
Wraps per Inch: 21
Length in Yards: 435
Ounces/Grams: 4 ounces/115 grams
Plies: 4
Rec'd Needle Size: 0-3 US
Rec'd Hook Size: B-1 to E-4
Gauge: 7 stitches per inch
Contents: 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon
Colors: Ballet Pink, Coral, and Magenta
Instructions: Can be washed by hand (preferred) or in washing machine on cold. Please air dry.

If you have your heart set on one or the other of these sock blanks but don't want both, convo me, and I'll see if I can make one just for you.

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Each sock blank is hand painted by me with loving care, washed well, wrapped in tissue paper inside a sturdy box, and shipped promptly. It makes a great presentation if you are giving it as a gift to your favorite fiber artist--even if that happens to be you!

Also, as a token of my appreciation, I am including your choice of either a sprig of fresh rosemary from my organic garden or a handmade felt ball infused with essential lavender oil with your order. Both of these smell wonderful and are natural moth deterrents. I will include one per order. If you would prefer not to have either one, just choose the no scent option instead.

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