Saturday, January 05, 2008

New Yarn! Silky Sock

Here is the fifth yarn that I would like to introduce you to:


It is 50% Merino Wool and 50% silk. It is incredibly silk soft. I just love merino yarn and mixed with silk it is absolutely heavenly. It has 480 yards of incredible sock yarn and would be suitable for a needle size of 1-3 US.


I chose this particular yarn because I wanted a total luxury sock yarn. This yarn is definitely that. The merino wool is incredibly soft and mixed with the silk makes this yarn pure heaven. I couldn't believe it, but machine washing this yarn actually makes it softer. It felts a little bit with washing or, more to the point, the merino blooms making an extra extra soft sample. My suggestion would be to knit socks a little bigger than normal and then wash them to get the perfect size. This yarn will definitely keep your feet toasty warm. I knit my sample on size 2s and then washed it with one cycle through my washing machine. Its before measurements were 2 1/2" x 2" and its post-felting measurements are 2 1/4" x 1 3/4".

It would be ideal for socks, lace shawls & scarves, & baby things.

I listed up 4 skeins of this yarn in my etsy shop. The 4 that are listed are Bad Girl, Day at the Fair, Wild Violets, & Neopolitan. So, let me know what you think! Blog contest details are listed here. Don't forget to check out the Wool Lace, Silk Sport, Wool/Silk Single and Silk Boucle.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful blend for yarn. I love working with merino/silk blends. The silk gives a shine, but merino gives stretch and a memory for patterns. Since I don't do socks (I can hear all the gasps out there) I would use it for my lace shawls and scarves. Again, though, because I do lacework, I prefer less variegated so the wild violet colorway is my favorite.

I am having so much fun waiting for the new yarns and then giving my opinion!! I will be sad when this contest is over.

Amy (Kewpiedoll)

teabird said...

YES!
Oh, that would make such amazing, amazing socks! this one is a winner.
teabird / ravelry

teabird said...

p.s. - the Wild Violet would be my choice, too.

Elaine said...

Fabulous and I love the wild violets.

ColibriDreams said...

Wild violet is sooo beautiful! And Napolitalian makes me think of ice cream. I líke the merino/silk blend too. I could definitively buy these yarns. They would make such lovely socks!

I agree with Amy, this contest is really fun! I can't wait to see the other new yarns!

dodo said...

I would use this yarn because it looks so soft and smooth, and the colors match the softness of the material.

Rachel O said...

I love the way this yarn looks, especially the wild violet.

ikkinlala said...

This looks like a great yarn!

brownbear said...

Yeeeaaaeeessss! I would be surprised if this yarn wasn't the most popular so far. I still love the wild violets colorway. I can't decide if I like the neopolitan or the bad girl better. I like day at the fair too, but it wouldn't be my first choice. These are all winners.

Jessie said...

I love it. And I love the wild violet colorway. Definite winner!

Ruby Banshee said...

I would definitely use this yarn. Nuff said.

purple-power said...

This is a yarn I could really love, and wild violet is a colorway a purple-lover could love

Beth said...

I love Wild Violets AND Bad Girl, but that Neopolitan looks yummy too! And thinking about making my first socks,and those would be GREAT!

KnitaSaur said...

I love the bad girl colorway and I love how soft even the photos are!

Anonymous said...

This is the best so far. Since socks are my passion I can say I will be knitting a pair using this yarn. Teri

blogless in NJ said...

Love it, especially wild violets

txknitter said...

Mmmm! Wool and silk. Like chocolate and peanut butter. Yes, I would buy this yarn. While I'm attracted blues, greens and purples, I really like the red, orange and yellow you have going in the dragon fire.

--Julia

LizzieK8 said...

Day at the Fair would be my choice hands down!

squiggi said...

Love, love, love this one.
The difficult part would be deciding which of these gorgeous colors to use!

Missy said...

Wow, now this is gorgeous! I love the Wild Violets colorway. and I am impressed with the fact that the size really didn't change all that much after washing. Takes away much of the fear of "oops, I threw them in accidentally". This looks quite luxurious. Once I get the stash used up that I have, I will be seriously considering a skien for myself.

aruni said...

looks lovely--i'd definitely consider it for a shawl. (i'm not a sock knitter.)

Sharon Rose said...

None of the 4 colorways grab me, but I love merino-silk blends and the yarn looks fantastic!

Turtle said...

these are all beautiful color blends..cannot pick one over the other!

Nadine said...

I am currently knitting my first sock right now. Out of cotton because I worry that a 100% wool sock would drive me crazy. First off, the colorways are awesome. Bad Girl makes me happy. I think a merino and silk blend could be a great sock yarn for me.

Jodie said...

This is beautiful! I think it would make great socks, but also could be wonderful for some lace. A lace shawl or scarf perhaps...

turvid said...

Oh - they are all beautiful!

Dharma said...

Bad Girl would make nice socks for my friend Glamour Girl.

monica said...

Love it, love it, love it. I would buy multiple skeins of this yarn. I can't think of a single fault - color, weight, fiber, all perfect.

peninah said...

this is beautiful and the yardage gives many options... i could see a beautiful scarf with wild violets or well, any of them. YUM.

I'm going to stop writing so I can knit up stash to get more.

Sabry said...

Really beatiful yarn but the only color that captured my attention wDay at the Fair, I totally love it!
Sabrina

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Of all your yarns, I believe this to be my
favorite. The colors are very nice. Merino yarn
holds stitch definition quite well and in time, silk
stretches just a bit so if knitted on a small (1 or 2) needle, the stitches would 'pop'.

malin said...

Oooh, this yarn, In Bad Girl or Neopolitan, definately has my vote! Yummy!

Tabitha said...

Ohh! I want some of this:) I might make socks from it, but I think it would be beautiful as a heavier weight lace scarf or wrap.

amylou61 said...

Very pretty! I want a pair of "Bad Girl" socks!