Killen Sock is a yarn I have worked on for over 18 months and I am delighted to be able to introduce this all natural sock yarn. The Bluefaced Leicester comes from two local flocks, Craigallan and Wester Raddery (both are within a handful of miles of my home on the Black Isle) and, after a lot of trying other options, the mohair comes from South Africa.
You can read more about the journey to producing this special yarn here – as well as explaining the background and testing that went into making Killen Sock (and the hunt for mohair) I talk a little about why I really wanted to develop this all-natural sock yarn.
Killen Sock is spun by The Border Mill.
I was absolutely delighted when Clare Devine (Knit Share Love) agreed to design a pair of socks in Killen for me. Clare is a very talented sock designer and is quite a champion of all natural socks. There’s some great information on her website: here and here. Clare’s Munlochy Socks are absolutely stunning – you can read more about them here. You can buy a paper copy of the pattern (with Ravelry download code) here.