A girl can never have too many pairs of handknitted socks. My beautiful striped socks are made from a gift of yarn that one of my girlfriends brought to me when we had a dinner party here at Woodinvilla. I'm sorry but I can't find the yarn wrapper to give you the details :( I just went with my standard sock pattern. I LOVE plain socks because they are so comfortable to wear and so relaxing to knit. Jenny's tweedy house socks are Cascade 220 Superwash. They are a little tight on her but she loves them and says they're toasty. I knitted them for her while she was here visiting for Christmas.