Friday, November 06, 2009

yum, yum,yum...

New sock yarn! Tove at Needles and Knits got some new sock yarn in, and she was making some socks with it. It looks and feels like Noro, but there are 420m in a ball! Seriously, she was on the second of a pair of adult socks, and the ball was still freakin' huge! We're debating whether you can get two full pairs of adult socks, or if it will be a pair of adult and a kid's pair. Since it didn't seem fair to let her do all the work on this theory, I had to buys some to try it out:

It's called Fame Trend, by Marks and Katten. It's 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon, so it should hold up well. It's like Noro in that it seems to be a single, rather than a plied yarn, so that may negate the nylon content in regards to how well it holds up, but I will try it out to see. The top one is a black, cream and grey mix, and like Noro, it has long colour shifts. The bottom left if actually a green/grey/brown mix, although the green is not showing well here - in reality it's a lovely mossy shade of green. Then there's a rainbow colourway, bought because it looks like fun. The grey and black will probably be for my FIL, the green is for me or possibly the husband, and the rainbow hasn't been decided yet (probably me - I know it will be appreciated that way...) I'll use the extras for my son - he rocks the handknit socks, but he keeps growing out of them.

This yarn would be great for knee socks, as well. (I'm not a fan of knee socks myself, but that has me thinking about my nieces, and the rainbow colourway...)

And yes, I have already started the black grey and cream. Yes, I have multitudes of other projects I could and should be working on. But this is research! Right?

4 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

Purdy stuff!

Needles said...

I hemmed and hawed over this one at the south store. The colours were picked over way too fast. Look for another new one, looking very similar, from the Meilenweit people. Looks to be a single, with longer than average colour shifts, but not so long as the Fame or Noro. Not nearly so long as the Zauberball, called Solo IIRC.

TracyKM said...

I saw this at the Creative Festival and I practiced restraint :) It was VERY tempting. Can't wait to see how it knits up, esp the grey/black one. I want some black socks, but not solid black, but not black and drab green like a lot of the striping ones seem to be. I want almost solid black, LOL.

Sel and Poivre said...

You can't argue with research! (or with that fab looking stuff!)