Philosockphy: The Sock of the Month Club's Guide to Yarn Dyeing

Writing about knitting and yarn dyeing can be difficult because it’s such a broad topic, covering everything from the manufacturing process to how to take care of your finished knitwear. To narrow down the scope just a bit, let’s talk about one of my favorite approaches to knitting socks: club sock patterns, which are distributed in monthly installments and built around a particular theme or technique. I’ve been following this approach since I started sock knitting in 2003, and I can say with confidence that club sock patterns are an excellent way to learn new techniques and add fun new socks to your wardrobe every year!

How does yarn dyeing work?

Yarn dyeing is a process that adds color to yarn. This process can be done by hand or in a machine, but it typically starts with soaking the skeins (or hanks) in some type of dye bath. After this, you would take them out and let them dry. Finally, you would wash off any excess dye and then hang them up to finish drying.

What do you need?

If you're looking for a gift for your dad, boyfriend or other male friend and don't know what to get them, we've got you covered. Our exclusive sock clubs are perfect for any man who loves socks. Just choose their favorite style and color preferences and we'll do the rest. Your lucky guy will receive a fun new pair of socks every month! What more could they want?

How long does it take?

The sock of the month club comes in two different varieties: gift socks and regular subscription. It takes 2-3 weeks for most orders placed, but there is a rush order option as well.

Can I do this myself?

If you're looking for a fun way to spice up your sock game, you should try dyeing your own socks! With new colors and hues popping up all over the industry, now is as good a time as any. All you need is a little instruction and some safe, natural ingredients. Here are our favorite places to get started with DIY sock dyeing. 1) First off, it's important that you start with quality socks. Whether they're dress socks or ankle socks, quality will make all the difference. So take your favorite pair and toss them in your washing machine with some detergent before adding any other ingredients.

Do I need a pattern?

The best sock subscription is a monthly package of fun and crazy socks delivered right to your door. You won't know what you're getting, but that's the best part! If you're looking for cool socks for men, then this is a great place to start. The Philosockphy guide has some helpful tips about how to handle yarn dyeing for your next project, as well as how to go about making your own sock company.

How do I choose colors?

There are many techniques for choosing colors. One technique is to look at your walls and use the colors from them. For example, if you have a blue wall, you might want a blue or green color sock. Another technique is to pick two colors that compliment each other. Some people like to match their socks with their clothes; others like more funky combinations, such as wearing bright yellow ankle socks with a navy suit and brown dress shoes.