Hand Dyed Yarn // Sam Patch on Classic Sock // ROCLove Collection


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The color Sam Patch is part of the ROCLove yarn collection inspired by all things Rochester. This hand dyed yarn is available on my Classic Sock yarn base, a 75% / 25% super wash Merino wool / nylon fingering weight yarn.


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Sam Patch was an original early American daredevil that gained nationwide fame by leaping into the Niagara River near the base of Niagara Falls. In 1829, Sam came to Rochester, NY to jump High Falls, the 94 foot waterfalls of the Genesee River that run through the center of our flower city. On Friday, November 6, 1829, Sam jumped successfully in front of a crowd of 8000 spectators, but was reported to be disappointed by the little money generated from his stunt.

So Sam decided to repeat his jump one week later, from a platform he constructed 25 feet above the falls, but little did he know that this fateful Friday the 13th leap would be his last. The historical record is undecided as to whether he jumped or fell, and some say he was even drunk. Regardless he did not survive and his frozen body was found down river the following spring. He was buried in Charlotte cemetery near where he was found with a wooden board marking his grave that read “Here lies Sam Patch – Such is fame.” Part of the #ROCLove yarn collection, inspired by my favorite places around our flower city.

As with all hand dyed yarn variation between skeins is normal and expected. Always rotate your skeins every few rows to ensure the perfect blend of color.


Classic Sock

4-ply fingering / sock weight yarn

75 % superwash Merino wool 25% nylon

460 yards / 100 grams

Don’t let the name fool you, Classic Sock is the ideal choice for much more than just socks! This resilient and timeless base combines the best balance of softness and strength by pairing strong nylon with extra fine merino wool for a pill resistant yarn that is unbelievably soft. The round structure of this 4-ply yarn will render incredible stitch definition and give beautiful structure to your work. Classic Sock is a must have for every yarn stash!


Hand wash in cool water with a wool safe detergent such as Eucalan. Lay flat to dry. It is normal for some color to bleed from hand dyed yarns when washed. Cold water will help prevent this.

Hand dyed in small batches in Fairport, New York



Additional information

Weight 0.31 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 3 × 3 in

Blue, Blue Light, Light Pink, Pink



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