Simply Socks Yarn Company

Simply Socks Yarn Company
Of all projects available to knitters, socks seem to garner the most passion. Those who knit them love the specialized techniques, the ability to play with pattern on a small scale, and of course the myriad different kinds of sock yarn available. Simply Socks Yarn Company exists as one of the world’s most perfect enablers for those enjoying their sock addiction. The brick and mortar shop is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but those outside the state can visit the eponymous online site to join in the fun.

Sock yarn exists in a class of its own, and SSYC offers a wide variety of choices. While well-known stalwart Berroco Sox is offered, the shop also stocks product from a variety of smaller companies. Want to try Miss Babs Estrellita, a sparkly and colorful blend of superwash merino and Lurex? The Goblins and Ghouls colorway might be appropriate for this year’s Socktoberfest. Or perhaps Blue Moon Fiber Arts’ Sparkle in Fall Frolic or Farmhouse to celebrate the season? Pure wool devotees might check out Dream In Color Jilly in Awesome Wow, while glamourpusses might prefer Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock, a blend of merino and cashmere, in Aurora Borealis.

Contrary to its name, SSYC also offers yarn in DK and lace weight, again from an assortment of small yarn companies. Where else in the United States will you find Life in the Long Grass, an small business from Ireland offering pure wool yarn? Or Mineville Wool Project, a lower-cost offshoot of Fleece Artist? Why not join the fade craze with a splurge Hedgehog Fibres? Its Five Skein Skinny Singles Fade Set is available in a number of colorways.

SSYC offers a shifting choice of colorways depending on what is currently available from the artisans, and so it pays to visit the site regularly. Prices are competitive with fine yarn found at Local Yarn Stores, which can be expensive for some. This company is not in competition with Michael’s or other big-box vendors: you are not going to find low-cost acrylic yarn here. Consider, however, that socks require a relatively small investment, and perhaps you will decide that you can thus afford to buy the best. If you are looking for a deal, check out the sale page and see if the discounts there appeal to you.

After choosing your yarn, you can of course find needles and accessories here as well. SSYC also offers a few patterns from the yarn companies, but most of us will choose our sock or shawl yarn and then check out Ravelry or previously purchased books or leaflets. By focusing on the yarn, SSYC offers a chance to shop from small businesses across the world, products not generally in wide distribution. Enjoy the website, and then have fun creating something unique!

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with this company, and have purchased products with my own funds.

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