Hello Goodbye; or, Ah Twisty Tweed Sock, We Hardly Knew Ye


Every now and then, we like to browse through our distributors’ catalogues to see if there might be any new yarn bases we’d like to try.

A few months ago, we came across this kinda cool sock yarn that is 100% Merino, with a Superwash ply. The result? Twisty Tweed Sock!

Now, we tried dyeing some, and the results were pretty neat: the Merino took the dyes in a muted tone, but the Superwash ply tended to take the dye with much more definition. So, the end product looks like it has two colours in one, sorta tweedy, but in a sqooshy sock base.

Cool, right?

Well, after dyeing some up for all the minions to play with, the distributor decided to discontinue the base. Booooooo!!!!!!!!!

So, it appears that we have a base that plays really neat-o with colour that has already become a collectors item before its time. The distributor does have a bit left, so we thought we’d rush this into the blogosphere to see if there’s enough interest in us possibly scooping the remainder, thus keeping y’all happy & giving you access to a base no-one else can ever get. Ever.

Okay, so here we go. Take a gander, and let us know if you’re in the thumbs up or thumbs down camp. And as Brandt said to The Dude, “Her life is in your hands,” so goes the fate of Twisty Tweed Sock. Let us know!


Email orders AT indigodragonfly.ca to place all orders. Let us know: 1) what you would like to purchase, 2) where you live (state/province/country), and 3) whether you would like us to wind your yarn into cakes (charge of $1 per skein with proceeds going to our Otis Houndation). A PayPal invoice will be mailed to you that includes airmail shipping (or surface mail if you’re in Ontario). For further information, see the bottom of this post.


Twisty Tweed Sock – 100% Merino with 1 Ply Superwash, 402 m/440 yds, 115 g,
needle 2.5 – 3.75 mm/us 1.5 – 5, gauge 6 – 8 sts per 2.5 cm/1 in., $25/skein


Grrr….Argh…. (Mutant Enemy) – 1 Dark, 1 Light AvailablDSC_0073

You Punched The Highlights Out Of Her Hair! – 1 Available


The Earth Is Doomed. (Giles) – 1 Skein Available


Tweety Of Versailles – 1 Skein Available


To purchase any of the above yarn, please send me an email at orders AT indigodragonfly.ca (replace AT with “@”, no spaces) indicating which colours(s) you would like, where you live and whether you want it shipped surface or air mail. First email request for each yarn/fibre secures it. I will send you a paypal invoice for the full amount plus shipping and ship the packages off within 3-5 days. Shipping charges to the US will start at $5.44 for surface mail and $7.70 for air mail. Canada Post doesn’t make shipping charges for Canadian or International packages easy, so I will send you a shipping quote for your order for your approval. Best attempts are made to photograph colours accurately, however colours do differ from monitor to monitor (I’ve checked). I’ve also described the colours…and hope that helps. Custom orders (including dyeing or overdyeing your own fibre or yarn) are always welcomed! Just email me with what you have in mind.


2 thoughts on “Hello Goodbye; or, Ah Twisty Tweed Sock, We Hardly Knew Ye

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