Yarn for the Shabka Socks – 4-ply

From: $24.00

These socks bring beauty and practicality from the knitting traditions of the High Atlas Mountains.

Pattern: Shabka Socks by Irene Waggener. It’s in her book Keepers of the Sheep. You can order it directly from Irene on her web site/Etsy store, www.106metersfromtheroad.com

Yarn: 2 skeins of Morehouse Merino 4-ply in contrasting colors
Please note:  This batch of 4-ply has some chaff in it (you know, little pieces of hay as sheep can be messy eaters), which is why it’s offered at $12/skein.  If this isn’t ok with you, please choose a different yarn.

Needles: I used a US#3 on the 4-ply for a tight knit, which is what I wanted for slippers to wear well. I think you’d be fine on a 4 or 5 as well.