SOCKMATICIAN YARN: DK

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This page is for the DK-weight version of the Sockmatician Edition range. The full range of colours is also available in a 4ply-weight yarn, and you can purchase those here.

The Sockmatician Edition yarn range has grown!

In August 2018, Skeinz in New Zealand and I launched our popular Sockmatician Edition range, with eight shades of 4ply, or sock-weight, yarn.

November 2019 sees that range more than double in size, with two new colours, and the entire set is also now available in a DK weight.

Originally based on the six stripes of the LGBT Pride rainbow flag, designed in 1978 by Gilbert Baker, my "brooding rainbow", as I like to call it (complimented by two neutral greys), the Sockmatician Edition yarn range now includes two brand new colours: a dusky pink (Gallo), and throaty turquoise (Taylor). (Baker's original design for the Pride flag included these two stripes, and I felt that if we wanted to add more colours to the array, these two should be the ones!) I call these colours my brooding rainbow because my version of the Pride flag is much darker, and more muted. This is very deliberate. It is to remind us that the path to equality has not been a smooth one, and the fight is far from over. People have fought and died under this flag, and it's vital that we don't ever forget that.

Developed in partnership with Skeinz.com in New Zealand, and distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere by Sockmasiblings, please enjoy Moody Hues: The Sockmatician Edition (expanded!).

If you want to hear more of the story behind how I came up with the idea for the colour palette, and who I have named the individual colourways after, head over to my youtube channel, and you can watch The Launch, the original announcement video that I made with Maree Buscke from Skeinz, where I talk about it all in detail, and even get a little teary eyed... (Newcomers Gallo and Taylor aren't mentioned in the video, but you can find out their stories by clicking through to their specific pages.)

So without further ado, it is with the GREATEST of pleasure that I introduce to you, the main stars of the show, the yarn you've ALL been desperate to get your hands on, the ten colourways of the Sockmatician Edition yarn (DK), in all their dark and brooding splendour!

The Sockmatician Edition DK-weight yarn is available in the following colours:
Click on the images below to view and/or purchase your favourites.

CAN'T PICK JUST ONE? NO PROBLEM...
Get them ALL with our "One of Each" DK Box Set Special Offer!
£85.00+p&p
All ten balls, plus a free display box, and a flat shipping fee of £3.50 to ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
(Surcharges apply)

Excited though I was that the yarn even existed at all, I knew that the fact that it was being produced in New Zealand, could cause some people to worry about shipping costs to other parts of the world, particularly Europe and the UK. So I wanted to do something about it.

My sister, Sam (Sockmasister), and I have set up "Sockmasiblings", a brand new distribution company, just for you! Now you can buy the Sockmatician Edition yarns directly from us, knowing that they are being shipped from the UK.

We all understand that there are times in life when every penny counts, so Sam and I wanted to make it possible for you to get your hands on some of this sumptuous and squishy, luxury yarn, and not break the bank in order to get it to you.

Yes, we will ship your parcels to wherever you are in the world, so it's not just Europe and the UK, by any means. Now there's nothing stopping you, so place your orders rightaway!


IMPORTANT AND USEFUL INFORMATION


Before placing your order, please click the following links for useful and important information about the products available on this site, and about using the Sockmashop.

THE GENESIS OF THE SOCKMATICIAN EDITION COLOUR RANGE: IDEAS AND IDEALS

SHIPPING FEES EXPLAINED

*IMPORTANT* HOW TO USE THE SOCKMASHOP

*IMPORTANT* PLACING YOUR ORDER (YARN ONLY), AND HOW TO GET IT RIGHT!

A NOTE ON RECYCLED FIBRE, AND WHAT IT MEANS

A NOTE ON MONOCHROME DYEING


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