Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sock yarn … ?

Here is what my 50/50 BFL/mohair from Bedford looked like as singles in three bobbins:IMG_7128

And here it is all plied up:IMG_7138 Total yardage is 308 yards and it weighs 4.1 oz (116 grams).


Is it sock yarn?  Ummmm….. maybe sport weight sock yarn. 

Most sock yarn comes in 100 g put-ups.  If I express the yardage I got in terms of yards per 100 g, I got 266.

Compare to Felici fingering sock yarn at 436 yards/100 g, or Felici sport sock yarn at 328 yards/100 g.  Not so close.

BUT….  I think mohair might be heavier than wool.  I couldn’t verify this quickly in either of the Clara Parkes books on my shelf, though, so I’m just not sure.

Hmmm.  I’ll just have to keep spinning to figure this out.


  1. I think it's beautiful, no matter what the weight and you should darn well make some socks out of it.

  2. I have to agree with Steven...that yarn is quite lovely!