By purchasing yarn from String Theory, you’re lifting up a number of small and female-owned businesses. We help women in Rwanda, who survived the genocide, educate a new generation. We help women in Uruguay find meaningful work without leaving their rural homes. We help a family in New Hampshire maintain a mill, a tradition spanning hundreds of years. We help restore the Patagonia Grasslands by encouraging sustainable farming.Every yarn we stock makes a positive impact.
If you’re looking for sock-knitting nirvana, you’ve found it in this sheep-to-skein US-produced sock yarn. With a tight twist, and just the right amount of nylon, you’ll find that your socks practically knit themselves. Hand-dyed colors can vary from skein to skein. We recommend alternating skeins in projects requiring more than one skein.
80% superwash merino 20% nylon
420 YDS / 384 M 115 GR
Needle size: US 2-4/ 3-3.50 MM
Gauge: 6.5 - 7 STS = 1"
The theme for 2021 is Women Who Made a Difference.
January - Iceland's Vigdís Finnbogadóttir and Lava SOLD OUT
February - Georgia's Stacey Abrams and Persistence SOLD OUT
March - Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and Brave Enough SOLD OUT
April - Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Sea of Change SOLD OUT
May - Liliʻuokalani and Aloha Oe SOLD OUT
June - Georgina Beyer and Red Umbrella SOLD OUT
July - Geraldine Roman and Waling-Waling SOLD OUT
August - Mumilaaq Qaqqaq and Aurora Borealis SOLD OUT
September - Sonia Sotomayor and Sonia
October - Tammy Duckworth and Veteran Affairs
November - Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde and Flowers in Your Hair
December - Several young women working on climate change and community justice issues and The Future is Bright
For 2020, the HerStory focus is FIRSTS, showcasing the first person to do ___, and discussing the impact that door-opening has had on future generations of potential HerStory recipients. It will be an exciting year, and we are so happy you'll be joining us!
January - climber Junko Tabei and Great Heights
February - pilot Bessie Coleman and Queen Bess SOLD OUT
March - Iditarod winner Libby Riddles and Mush! SOLD OUT
April - Zahidi Kazmi and Paxi SOLD OUT
May - Janet Guthrie and Vroom Vroom SOLD OUT
June - Sophie Blanchard and Up Up and Away SOLD OUT
July - Susan LaFlesche Picotte and Omaha SOLD OUT
August - Madame CJ Walker and Beauty Culture SOLD OUT
September - Yalitza Aparicio and Indigenous Excellence
October - Cristeta Comerford and Para Sa Chef SOLD OUT
November - Wilma Mankiller and Being of Good Mind SOLD OUT
December - Women Firsts in 2020 Elections and Finding Hope SOLD OUT
2019's HerStory was all about the arts, and we learned about people who inspire and create physical art and auditory art. Women who make with their hands, women who make with their words, women who make with their voices. It was an amazingly inspirational year!
January - Musician Beyoncé and Goddess SOLD OUT
February - Sculptor Teresita Fernández and Preconceived Notion SOLD OUT
March - Film Director & Activist Ava DuVernay and Tesseract SOLD OUT
April - 1st Female Tattoo Artist in US Maud Wagner and Old Lines SOLD OUT
May - Emilie Flöge and Boho Chic SOLD OUT
June - Nnedi Okorafor and Akata Witch SOLD OUT
July - Amy Sherald and Believing the Good SOLD OUT
August - Judith Jamison and Dancing Queen SOLD OUT
September - Joana Choumali and Crafted Perfection SOLD OUT
October - Indigenous basketweaver and activist Elsie Allen and Pomo Basket SOLD OUT
November - food advocate Alice Waters and Chez Yarn SOLD OUT
December - native artist + maker Teri Rofkar and Raven's Tail SOLD OUT
December - architect Zaha Hadid and If She Builds It
Shipping & Returns
To pick up your order at String Theory, choose GLEN ELLYN PICKUP during checkout.
Most packages are shipped with an $8.95 flat rate.
Ten cent shipping on orders over $100.
Unused items in their original condition and packaging can be returned for store credit within 6 months of purchase. No returns or exchanges are available for sale items or jewelry.
Thanks for your understanding.
If String Theory cancels the class for any reason, we will refund your registration fee. If you are able to cancel at least one week prior to your scheduled class, you will receive a store credit for your registration fee. If you cancel less than a week prior to the class, you will receive store credit only if we are able to fill your spot. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide class make-ups.