Scintillating Sock Yarns and Snazzy Handmade Socks

Madison, Wisconsin | 41 Sales


Scintillating Sock Yarns and Snazzy Handmade Socks

Madison, Wisconsin 41 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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New sock yarns added! Light My Fire, Night and Day, and Mint Chip (not a song title, but this yarn looks like mint chip ice cream so I went with it).
Back from vacation! I've got several new sock listings up in the shop; I'll also be adding new sock yarn listings in the next few days, so stay tuned!
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Some knitters do nothing but make hats. Some folks knit sweaters, some crochet shawls. For me, ever since I first got out those tiny needles and cast on, I was hooked (no pun intended). I love making socks. I also love sock yarn, and soon ran into a problem: I was getting sock yarn much faster than I was using it up. Definitely not the worst problem in the world, I thought, but there should be something I can do. Enter Cecil.

Cecil is a 1914 Gearhart circular sock machine. I got Cecil in summer of 2016 and since then I've been merrily cranking out socks, thus alleviating my worries that I'll be smothered to death in my own sock yarn but introducing a new fear: what if I run out of yarn entirely?

And that's how I started dyeing my own yarns. I love dyeing yarn, I love making socks and using my circular knitting machine, and I kinda wish I could just play with all my yarn all the time.

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    I'm a semi-professional musician who's only slightly obsessed with socks and sock yarn.

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Last updated on Mar 29, 2019
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Custom and personalized orders

Of course! Feet are tricky beasts often requiring special care, and there's an infinite number of colors and color combinations out there. Just send me a message and we'll have a chat.

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Sizing details

Socks : I figure in about .25" - .75" of negative ease lengthwise, and about .5" of negative ease width wise (.5 - 2.0 cm lengthwise, 1.25 cm width wise). Wool socks have less stretch than socks sold commercially, but they do have a little stretch.

What is a circular sock machine?

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