Ernestine Sock Weight – 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon Hand Dyed Yarn 400 yards


Ernestine is a hardworking sock yarn. It is a 2-ply, firmly twisted yarn with 80% Superwash Merino and 20% nylon. Your socks will be soft and will wear well. The fabric created will have good stitch definition and show off patterns, such as cables, well. Ernestine is also great for knitting other garments such as shawls and cowls.


Ernestine is a hard working, hand dyed sock/fingering weight yarn. It is a 2-ply, firmly twisted yarn. The fabric created will be soft, but durable. In addition to socks, Ernestine is great for light weight garments, including for children.

400 yards/ 100 grams

80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon

Suggested gauge: 6-8 stitches/inch on size US 1-3. Swatching is recommended for individual projects.

Care: May be machine washed and dried, but hand washing and lying flat to dry is highly recommended.


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Nightingale Fibers yarns are dyed in small (2-5 skeins) batches with professional grade dyes that are colorfast and washfast. My colors and colorways are inspired by the world around me, including the garden, the woods, and other colors found in nature.

Yarns in stock are ready to ship. Every effort will be made to ship yarns from the same dye lot – this means they were dyed at the same time. Even yarns dyed in the same dye pot have variation. It is recommended, when working with hand dyed yarns in projects that require more than one skein, that you alternate skeins throughout your project to blend the colors. If the number of skeins you order are not available from the same dye lot, I will contact you.

I have done my best to get an accurate photo of the colors, but monitors do vary, and the color may be slightly different in real life.

As a nurse for over 40 years, and a nurse midwife for almost 30, I have studied and practiced under the guiding light of many famous nurses. The name of our company, Nightingale Fibers, reflects my two callings: as a nurse and a lover of the fiber arts. Our yarns are named after nurses who have influenced nursing and healthcare.

Ernestine Weidenbech (1900-1996) was a Nurse Midwife and leader in Maternal Infant Nursing.