Thursday, July 12, 2007

New Sock Yarn!

Awhile back I purchased some Online Yarn Sock Yarn. I thought that I was buying yarn that was self-patterning in a design like the Fair Isle pattern. However, I discovered that the pattern was stripes & not what I was hoping for. So, I needed to get out for a little bit, which of course, meant a trip to my LYS.

I discovered a new yarn in the store, an import from Italy called Sockotta. It seems like a very nice yarn to work with. It’s 45% Cotton, 40% Superwash Wool, & 15% Nylon. Joansie likes Opal yarn, so I wonder if this fiber content is similar? The price is very reasonable for a sock yarn.

I’ve only started working with this yarn, but I’m pretty pleased with results so far.

I’m taking a trip to a family reunion the weekend, so now I have a sock to knit while riding in the car for a couple of hours.

My Fair Isle Hat (Selbu Modern)