4.10.06

Sock Yarn Reccomendations

As you know, I have been doing some research on sock yarns recently. Below I will list some information for your purusal.

Blue Moon Fiber Arts
pros:
- beautiful colorways
- superwash
- lots of yardage (1 hank = 1 pair)
- available in three different weights
- reasonably priced
- really soft
- pretty springy
- my favorite!
cons:
- not readily available other than main site

Schaefer Anne
pros:
- beautiful colorways
- superwash
- lots of yardage (1 hank = 1 pair)
- has some nylon content (good wearing)
- available here, check out other ebay stores for good prices
cons:
- has a vinegar smell

Lorna's Laces Shepard sock
pros:
- beautiful colorways
- superwash
- available here, here ,check out other ebay stores for good prices
- super soft
- good spring
cons:
- 2 hanks = 1 pair
- can be pricy (they do that stupid keystone pricing)

Cherry Tree Hill
pros:
- beautiful colorways
- superwash
- available here, here, see below listing of sites, plus check ebay
- good yardage (1 hank = 1 pair)
cons:
- I dont have much information on this yarn because my hank has not yet arrived

Other brands:
good sock yarn sites here, here, here, here, here

-Regia
-Opal
-Trekking XXL
-Austerman Step
-Mountain Colors Bearfoot
-many others

These other ones, I don't know...I really just fell so madly in love with the top 3...
There are other brands that carry sock yarn, but is not superwash...these are fine as long as you are fine with handwashing socks!

Also if you are doing the Jaywalker pattern, or other textured sock patterns, a self stripe sock yarn may not be desired...

Any of these will do, be sure to check the yardage...you want to get about 300+ yds per pair I think. Most brands you have to buy two skeins to make a pair.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Heather-
Have you washed your Lorna's Laces much? I have a pair of LL socks and they seemed sorta pilly after only a couple washes. It doesn't seem to be getting worse - but honestly I don't wash them as much as I should because of it!lol
Ann