Cuthbert’s Sock (full skein)

(5 customer reviews)

Whistlebare’s own sock yarn, 80% mohair and 20% Wensleydale from our own goats and sheep, tightly twisted for hard working feet.

Mohair is the perfect fibre for socks. It has the highest rub test of any natural fibre so you don’t need nylon. Nothing is better for keeping cold feet warm and hot feet cool than natural fibres. Mohair and Wensleydale are very lustrous and smooth, meaning bacteria can’t get hold and so there is no smell! All round the perfect blend for active feet.

Cuthbert’s sock is sold in 300m skeins, which are the equivalent of about 130g. 300m is enough for a pair of socks. We made Cuthbert’s Sock slightly heavier than the average sock yarn as we wanted the perfect socks for wearing out of doors, hiking, farming, gardening, enjoying ourselves.

Remember all our patterns are FREE with the yarn to knit them.  If you would like a pattern then please order it and its yarn though the ‘sock designs‘ pages.

Hand dyed on the farm in small batches of 10 skeins. Scroll down to see colour swatches.

100% British Yarn. 300m / 325 yards around 130g.  Mini Skeins are available too – CLICK HERE

26 stitches + 36 rows (stocking stitch)
10x10cm / 4×4”
3mm needles

Hand wash with care

£30.00

SKU: CS-17 Categories: ,

Our Cuthbert's Sock Full Skein yarn is currently available in the following colours:

St Cuthbert was the Meandering Monk of Northumberland

Our favourite sock pattern is our very own Meandering Monk named after St Cuthbert himself.  St Cuthbert’s Way passes very close to Whistlebare on route to Lindisfarne and these socks are the perfect foot care for those following his way. As with all Whistlebare’s designs the pattern is FREE with the yarn – CLICK HERE

80% Whistlebare's Own Mohair and 20% Whistlebare's Own Wensleydale

Mohair is the perfect fibre for socks. It has the highest rub test of any natural fibre so you don’t need nylon. Nothing is better for keeping cold feet warm and hot feet cool than natural fibres. Mohair and Wensleydale are very lustrous and smooth, meaning bacteria can’t get hold and so there is no smell! All round the perfect blend for active feet.

The fibre in our Cuthbert’s Sock Yarn is 100% grown at Whistlebare where animal welfare and environmental care are our primary concerns.

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5 reviews for Cuthbert’s Sock (full skein)

  1. Rebecca (verified owner)

    I bought myself a skein of Cuthbert’s sock as a birthday present last year and just got around to using it, this yarn has made the most comfortable pair of socks I have ever worn!

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      Alice (verified owner)

      Thank you for this lovely review, so pleased you are enjoying your socks!

  2. Sally White (verified owner)

    Visited your workroom in the summer when on holiday in Northumbria (and have purchased mail order since) and bought a skein of sock wool on impulse. I’d never made socks before and a friend loaned me a very simple pattern and voila! A beautiful pair of lime green socks. They are so comfortable and very warm. And being what they are, they don’t get smelly so I can make them wear two days. One little disaster – they got caught up in a 30 degree wash and at first I thought I had destroyed them as they looked very felty, but once I’d stretched them a bit they fitted fine. I’m only putting this in to prove to others thinking of buying, that they are indestructible!

  3. Kate Harvie (verified owner)

    I’ve been wearing my Cuthbert Socks for several months now. They have moulded to my feet very comfortably and can certainly be worn for several days without needing a wash, they really truly don’t smell!

  4. Christine Tang

    Hello After recently becoming aware of your beautiful Whistlebare yarn ,I would like to know whether it is suitable for the knitting of cowls , and scarves . Thank you with kind regards, Christine Tang

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      Alice (verified owner)

      Hi Christine, our Cuthbert’s sock is definitely suitable for cowls and scarves, it knits up like a DK yarn.

  5. Janet Clayton (verified owner)

    I’m just getting going as a sock crocheter and have been trying out some different patterns. I used 3 colours of Cuthbert’s sock yarn and it was lovely to work with………. And wonderful to wear!
    I’m looking forward to making my next couple of pairs.

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      Alice (verified owner)

      Thank you for taking the time to review Janet and so pleased that you are enjoying Cuthbert’s Sock!

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