Patricia Sock Weight – 75% Superwash BFL, 25% Nylon Hand Dyed Yarn 464 yards


Patricia is a versatile sock or fingering weight yarn. It is a 2-ply, firmly twisted yarn with 75% Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) Wool and 25% Nylon. The fabric created will have good stitch definition and show off patterns like cables and lace. Socks will wear well. Patricia can also be used for shawls and is a great substitute for lace weight yarn.

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Sock/Fingering Weight

464 yards/100 grams

75% BFL Wool, 25% Nylon

Gauge: 6-8 stitches/inch in stockinette stitch, gauge will vary with larger needles and lace patterns

Needles: 1-3 US/2.25-3.25 mm

Care: May be machine washed and dried, but to extend the life of your garments, handwashing and lying flat to dry is recommended.

Additional information

Additional Information

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.

Patricia Benner (1942- ) is a Nurse Educator and Author. Her book, From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice, is a must read for all new nurses.


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