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Field & Forage 2-Ply


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Field & Forage Yarn is an annual study in local colour. The 'Field' process starts in March, when we start traditional dye plants in the greenhouse. For eight months we tend our colour until it is ready for harvesting and drying for later dye use. The 'Forage' process occurs throughout the year as we gather invasive plant species and salvage locally available dye sources from unlikely places. Yarn is then hand-dyed in the skein to produce the year's unique terroir of colour. To learn more about why we started the Field & Forage line, read our blog, Field & Forage Naturally Dyed Yarn: a study in colour.

Expect subtle as well as not so subtle variegation within dye lots and individual skeins. We have attempted to pick much of the loose dyestuff from the yarn but you should also expect to find some within the skein. This can be picked out as you work with it. Please consider this as the makers mark of a completely naturally produced and dyed woolen product. When you are introducing a new skein of yarn, be sure to alternate rows with the old skein.

If you choose to use Field & Forage Yarn for colour work with a natural sheep shade Mule Spinner Yarn, we recommend that you wash the sheep shade yarn prior to knitting the two together - this will ensure that both yarns have bloomed equally for gauging.

Price is per 4oz skein.

There are approximately 198m or 217yd per 112 gm/4 oz skein. For hand knitting, we recommend 4 mm to 5 mm needles.

This is a Light to Medium weight yarn according to the Craft Yarn Council’s Yarn Standard. You can find their simple guide to yarn weights here.

100% Canadian wool processed at Custom Woolen Mills, Alberta, Canada.

Additional information

Weight 0.13000000 kg
Dimensions 28 × 8 × 8 cm
Field & Forage Colour

Pernambuco Light, Madder Light, Coreopsis Light, Dyer's Chamomile Light, Garden Mix, African Marigold Light, African Marigold, Carrot Tops, Marigold Olive, Marigold Green, Avocado Caramel 2, Avocado Caramel 1

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Our Prairie Wool Sock Guide

When choosing socks, the Original Wool Socks are the warmest, the White Wool Mohair Socks are the softest, and the Hard Workin' Wool/Nylon Socks are the most durable.


Our sock sizes correspond to men's shoe sizes or are slightly smaller. If you like your socks loose, you may want to pick the next size up. Most men tend to fit into sizes 10-12 or 13-15. Most women tend to fit into sizes 4-6 or 7-9. If your foot size is right on the upper border of a size range, we would recommend getting the next size up. This makes them a bit more forgiving when it comes to washing.

Unstretched Foot Length
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Sock Care

To keep your Custom Woolen Mills socks in tip-top condition, machine wash them gently and hang to dry to prevent shrinkage.

Proper fitting shoes have a huge impact on how your socks will wear. If you find you get holes in your socks quickly, you may want to assess how your shoes fit. In the meantime, we have a handy tutorial on how to darn socks

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