Saturday, January 16, 2010

Kiwi socks



This colorway reminds me of kiwi. I'm still on task....one of the socks is past the gusset, the other is at the pickup stitches after turning the heel phase. Making both on two sets of double points keeps me motivated. I'm a contented knitter today.


This is what I heard today: hand painted yarn is less likely to pool than handdyed yarn. Has this been your experience? The knitpicks podcast host also said that putting a small cable in your socks will keep it from pooling. Hmmmm, Has THIS been your experience?

If you would humor me and tell me the last sock yarn you knit with, I'd be very happy! I want to branch out a bit.

If you tell me anything at all it will humor me!






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12 comments:

Beverly said...

All of this is news to me. I will have to test these one day.

Marty said...

What I am knitting with right now is a wool blend from the Deborah Norville collection. 50% Merino wool, 25% bamboo, 25% nylon. Very soft, but super fine. I'm just now making the heel flap on the first sock. This project is just for me.

Amy said...

That yarn looks a whole lot like some Opal I used to make a pair of (well-loved) socks for myself.

Grace said...

alabama Fiber Dreams was the last yarn a 100% merino I think I made a scarf

Beth said...

The sock that's been on my needles for a long time now :) is from Shibui Knits sock yarn. I really enjoy the yarn!

Channon said...

I just cast on with DIC Smooshy. I haven't really tested those nuggets you tossed out, but I do know the one pair of socks I have in a variegated colorway with a cable has no pooling. Hmmm...

Kathy said...

Elaine??? Bianca? WHo sent me this yarn? Im loving the feel of it. Sorry I can't remember who swapped me for it........

Sarah, The New Girl said...

aww I like the kiwi-ish socks :)

Katherine said...

My last socks were done in Malabrigo sock yarn but the pair I'm working on now is Dream In Color Smooshy in a cream color. For some reason I just wanted an almost white pair of socks but I love your kiwi socks! Are you working toe up?

Katherine said...

P.S. I've never before heard the cable thing but I'll try it.

Dee said...

The last socks I knit were in Treadsoft Superwash Merino from Catnip Yarns.

My current socks are Lang JaWoll Superwash.

Love the name KIWI socks. It's perfect for that color.

Kim said...

That colorway reminds me of avocado. I must live on the west coast.

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