August 26, 2012

the perfect sock yarn

I finally have some skeins of the new sock yarn I've been dyeing in the shop.  I love knitting socks and shawls and I've knit with many many yarns in the last several years and thought a lot about what I like and don't like in a sock yarn. Merino is great for softness, but it's not the most durable breed so it needs some nylon as well as some twist to give it that. These factors require a delicate balance. This yarn has 20% nylon for strength and durability, 80% superwash merino for softness and ease of care, and a fabulous sproingy twist that lends comfort and stitch definition.

I love this yarn. In fact, I keep grabbing skeins of it for my own projects, like this:

which means I've only put a few in the shop. For now. More later.

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