Hang On Sloopy

by Dye Mad Yarns


Ohio State fans will recognize this one! This is the Ohio state rock song (as in, the state of Ohio, not Ohio State) and has been played by the Ohio State marching band since a week after it topped the billboard charts in 1965. The woman mentioned – Sloopy – is actually a nickname for a woman named Dorothy Sloop, who was a singer that sometimes used Sloopy as a stage name.

The vibe I’m going for with this yarn is a 60s/70s tie dye and if you’ve ever seen the music video, I think fits the bill.

Hang On Sloopy, the yarn, is a vintage yellow, scarlet, and brown yarn with hints of grey. 


Hattie Floof: 50g, 459 yards, 72% mohair/28% silk (lace weight)
Chester Sock: 100g, 437 yards, blend of 75% superwash merino/25% nylon
Gladys Shawl: 100g, 438 yards, single ply blend of 70% superwash merino/30% silk
Tortie Sport: 100g, 287 yards, 80% alpaca/20% silk
Minnie DK: 100g, 246 yards, 100% superwash merino wool 
Genny Worsted: 100g, 191 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% alpaca
Chubby Trevor: 115g, 136 yards, 100% superwash merino
Chunky Trevor: 100g, 76 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% nylon, single ply
Summer Fingering: 65% silk/35% linen, 115g skein, approximately 438 yards
Summer DK: 65% silk/35% linen, 115g skein, approximately 246 yards
Summer Worsted: 65% silk/35% linen, 115g skein, approximately 181 yards