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.