Platinum Sock

(35 customer reviews)

£18.00

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.

Please note that many of these are showing as out of stock but I will be re-stocking lots very soon. If the colour you want isn’t available please join the waitlist as it will be very soon…

 
Platinum Sock Yarn - Merino with a touch of nylon. Neon Lights
Platinum Sock - 75% Superwash Merino 25% nylon Ashes to Ashes
Platinum Sock Yarn - Merino with a touch of nylon - Ship of Fools
Platinum Sock - 75% Superwash Merino 25% nylon Bewlay Brothers
Platinum Sock - 75% Superwash Merino 25% nylon Quicksand
Platinum Sock - Any Colour You Like
Platinum Sock Yarn - Space Oddity
Crazy
Strings of Life
A Winter’s Tale
Clear
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Description

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. (If you prefer without the nylon many of these colours are available in Pure Merino which is almost identical but 100% merino) I have dyed this yarn in a several ways –  as colour gradient yarns with speckles, semi-solid with speckles, and a variety of two-tone ombre yarns. This yarn is (as the name suggests) PERFECT for socks. I have made several pairs. You can buy them with the awesome pattern Simply The Simplest Sock by Michelle Gregory. Lots of these yarns are named after tracks by one of my all time hero’s David Bowie, but there are a few exceptions as they are colourways that are also available on other yarns. However, there are a couple of all time classics including the latest addition “Strings of Life” one of my favourite 80’s dance tunes!

I have temporarily disabled out of stock colourways, but I am always happy to dye bespoke colours. If you would like this yarn in any colour that you see on my website you can order it here and I will dye it for you at no extra cost. There is a minimum of 2 skeins per colourway. 

A few 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. If you are just using 1 skein you could knit from both ends.
    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
Ball/SkeinSkein
Yarn Weight4ply / Sock
Weight100g
Length425m
Composition75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon
Needle3.25mm
Tension
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
Colourways

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, Bewlay Brothers, Quicksand, Any Colour You Like Pt 1, Space Oddity, Jean Genie, Starman, Midnight Train To Georgia, Indian Summer, Lets Dance, Red Red Wine, Crazy, Strings of Life, A Winter’s Tale, Got The Blues, Blue Angel, Moon River, Seasons In The Sun, Electric Dreams, High Voltage

35 reviews for Platinum Sock

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  1. Claire Baldock (verified owner)

    Beautiful yarn, a pleasure to knit with

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  2. Anniken Allis (verified owner)

    Beautiful yarn. I’ve already knitted one pair of socks and starting another pair. Will definitely be back for more.

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  3. Philippa Morris (verified owner)

    Sumptuous sock yarn for Hubby. Fab colourway for him & a beautiful yarn to work with, as always. Xx

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  4. Jeanie H. (verified owner)

    This yarn has been dyed perfectly and is exceptional quality 🙂

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  5. Sara Hayes (verified owner)

    Beautiful looking I haven’t knitted with it yet though

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  6. Malvina (verified owner)

    The most beautiful yarn! It is now wound into balls but I haven’t started knitting yet – I want to be sure that I have the best pattern; I’ve whittled them down to three but the choice is becoming more difficult. I will decide soon!

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  7. Jane B. (verified owner)

    Beautiful yarn, as always. Thank you!

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  8. Christian Fern (verified owner)

    Bright and beautiful. Delicate too.

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  9. Maureen J Taylor (verified owner)

    Soft squishy yarn.

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  10. Inge J. (verified owner)

    Love the colours

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  11. Tracy Cottis (verified owner)

    A real quality sock yarn, lovely bright colours.

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  12. Tracy Cottis (verified owner)

    Super colours, really eye catching yarn.

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  13. Ceris (verified owner)

    Rainbows and Bowie – whats not to love ?

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  14. Caroline (verified owner)

    Great yarn to knit with, soft and the colours are amazing. Makes wonderful socks

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  15. Lorna Baker (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful yarn x I just love it, and the communication throughout the Royal Mail postal delay due to COVID-19 was reassuring. Thank you so much, Abby xxx

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  16. Jane Binstead (verified owner)

    As above

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  17. Patricia M. (verified owner)

    Great to knit with. Beautiful colours.

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  18. BETH (verified owner)

    Gorgeous colours and so so soft. Absolutely amazing.

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  19. Jenny P. (verified owner)

    Lovely yarn, looks just as pictured.

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  20. Christine Woolley (verified owner)

    This is beautiful yarn and such lovely colours.

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  21. Sarah (verified owner)

    Fabulous!

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  22. Anonymous (verified owner)

    A*

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  23. Estelle Lewis (verified owner)

    Excellent and gorgeous product. Colour representation was brilliant.

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  24. Lesley Arnold-Hopkins (verified owner)

    Lovely!

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  25. Angie Axam (verified owner)

    Love this yarn

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  26. Kathryn Quillinan (verified owner)

    Beautiful yarn ?

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  27. Sharon Young (verified owner)

    Not knitted with these yet, but I’m sure they will be marvellous!

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  28. Fiona W. (verified owner)

    Love this speckly coloured yarn!

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  29. Jane B. (verified owner)

    Lovely yarn

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  30. Patricia M. (verified owner)

    “Let there be more light “. Love the random burst of colour.

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  31. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Beautiful wool

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  32. Sharon Young (verified owner)

    Beautiful colour. Looking forward to knitting it up.

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  33. Fiona W. (verified owner)

    Lovely yarn, beautifully presented!

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  34. Eva E. (verified owner)

    Love your colors, and I love the quality

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  35. Stephanie Robinson

    Absolutely beautiful yarn in very exciting colours

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