Striping Patterns

Classic Stripe: Dyed as traditional self-striping socks. Most of our colourways are dyed to produce two matching half-skeins; sometimes matching socks can be knit from either end of the wound cake, other times the stripes for the second sock begin halfway into the skein. 

Any white or pale-coloured yarn at the ends of the skein is scrap and should be discarded.

Fingering weight skeins available in 115 g and 170 g skeins. 115 g is enough for a pair of medium socks, mittens, a hat, or a cowl. 170 g is enough for a pair of large socks, knee-socks, or a scarf.

Shawl Stripe: Dyed specifically for triangular shawls knit from the top-centre outwards to the edges. Since the final rows take much more yarn than the initial ones, there is a “top” and “bottom” to the yarn: the short length of brightly coloured mini-stripes indicates the “top” of the yarn that should be used for the cast-on. If knitting a triangular shawl that is worked from the bottom up, simply start with the “bottom” of the yarn for the long cast-on edge.

Any white or pale-coloured yarn at the ends of the skein is scrap and should be discarded.

We have a free shawl pattern available here that gives more tips on working with this yarn.

Fingering weight skeins available in 115 g and 170 g skeins. 115 g is just enough for a shawlette, while 170 g will make a more generous shawl. 

Picture that is worth a thousand words: On the left is a shawl knit with our classic yarn; on the right is a shawl knit with shawl yarn.