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Cleckheaton - Country 8 Ply Naturals

Fiber Content Skein Size Yards/Meters per Skein
85% wool/10% acrylic/5% nylon 50 grams 110 yards/100 meters
Yarn Weight Needle Size Stitch Gauge Row Gauge
DK US size 6/4mm 22 sts = 4 inch/10 cm 30 rows = 4 inch/10 cm

Erica Corbett US size 5 4.5-5 sts = 1 inch 5-6 rows = 1 inch
This is one of my favorite yarns! It feels nice to work with - it has a pleasant "springiness". I have made two pairs of socks - one out of the 8-ply naturals (the oldest of the two pairs, about a year and a half old now) and the Amber socks from Folk Socks out of the regular 8-ply. They are both holding up well, although the "Naturals" yarn seems to show less pilling (but then again that could be because I wore the Amber socks on a long trip and then when I washed them, forgot them in the sink in soapy water for a whole day!) I have machine washed both socks with good success but have not tried machine drying them (the manufacturer says you can machine wash on gently but you should dry flat).

My Amber socks came out a bit tight but I didn't really swatch (bad girl!) and I don't think my gauge was quite as specified in the pattern. Otherwise, it made a great yarn for the socks.