Sock Experiment: John Arbon Exmoor Sock (Old Version)

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Feel

The yarn feels sturdy with texture. It is thinner and less plump than a usual sock 4ply (it’s described as light 4ply on the label) even though it has the usual 400m per 100g. It has more character than a lot of superwash yarns.

4/5

Comfort

The socks are comfortable. They’re not soft and squishy, but they are nice to wear. Because of the denser yarn and smaller needle size they feel sturdy. They make my feet quite hot but this can be attributed to the denseness of the fabric as well as the yarn itself.

4/5

Durability

I think these socks will last a long while. They show no sign of wear yet apart from a very light pilling.

5/5

Sustainability

The yarn was spun by John Arbon in Devon. The wool content is sourced from Exmoor, which they are on the edge of. The wool is also a type that isn’t widely used or thought of as knitting yarn so they are adding value to a local resource. The superwash component of the wool brings my rating down a little, as does the fact it contains 15% nylon.

4/5

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