Platinum Sock

(5 customer reviews)


Platinum Sock Yarn is soft and very strong, made from 75% Superwash Merino and 25% nylon which gives it extra strength for heels and toes. It can also go in the washing machine and the dryer without worrying about it shrinking which is what you need from a pair of socks.


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Platinum Sock Yarn is perfect yarn for socks. It’s soft and very strong, made from 75% Superwash Merino and 25% nylon which gives it extra strength for heels and toes. I have dyed this yarn in a several ways –  as a gradient yarns with speckles, semi-solid with speckles, and a variety of two-tone ombre yarns (see image of knitted sock to see how these yarns will knit up).

This yarn is also available as a sock kit with special 25cm circular sock needles or a set of 5dpn’s, and the Simply The Simplest Sock pattern.

Most of these yarns are named after tracks by one of my all time hero’s David Bowie, but there are a few exceptions… As with all my colourways, they are dyed in small batches but I can create larger quantities on request.

A couple of things to bear in mind about hand dyed yarn:

    1. No two skeins are ever the same, even if they have been dyed in the same pot. If consistency is important and/or to prevent colour pooling I strongly recommend you knit with two skeins and alternate every other row, particularly on larger projects.
    2. Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure colour-fastness, there is a chance that some residual dye may remain (this is normal – think jeans…) I suggest hand washing all garments in cool water prior to being worn and keep bright colours separate.
    3. It is not possible to work directly from a skein/hank. It must be wound into a ball before use, or will get into a terrible tangle. For more information on how to do this there are hundreds of  videos on YouTube. Alternatively for a small fee I can do it for you here.

Yarn NamePlatinum Sock
BrandOrchidean Yarns
Yarn Weight4ply / Sock
Composition75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon
CareWhile this is made with Superwash Merino, we always recommend hand washing to protect your garment.

Washing instructions for luxury yarns

Additional information

Weight100 g

Diamond Dogs, It Aint Easy, Oh You Pretty Things, Lady Stardust, Lost For Words, Golden Years, Aladdin Sane, Wild is the Wind, Under Pressure, Kooks, Moonage Daydream, Riders On The Storm, Roadhouse Blues, Love Me Two Times, Neon Lights, Mermaid Motel, Modern Love, Sunshine, Any Colour You Like, Shamans Blues, Touch Me, Ashes to Ashes, Life on Mars, Lost For Words, Bohemian Rhapsody, Let There Be More Light, Ship Of Fools

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  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Beautiful wool

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  2. Sharon Young (verified owner)

    Beautiful colour. Looking forward to knitting it up.

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  3. Fiona W. (verified owner)

    Lovely yarn, beautifully presented!

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  4. Eva E. (verified owner)

    Love your colors, and I love the quality

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  5. Stephanie Robinson

    Absolutely beautiful yarn in very exciting colours

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