Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New yarn

I want to introduce you to a new-to-me sock yarn, Berroco Sox. It is fingering weight, 75% superwash wool/25% nylon, and is dyed to make a Fair Isle pattern as you knit. The colors are very intense, and the interval between repeats is long. The owner of our local yarn shop says that Berroco is known for its color saturation in their yarns. The yarn was considerably lower in cost than most comparable sock yarns, $12.60 for a 440 yard ball. The yarn was a little stiff to knit, but softened up nicely when washed. It is made in Romania. I'll certainly try another ball. The socks pictured are my standard slouch pattern, 64 stitches on #1 needles.


  1. Oooooh, I like it! And your socks match so nicely!

  2. Thanks, Nichim. It's easy with that yarn to make your socks match. Just always start your cast on at a junction between two colors, change from ribbing to stockinette at a color break, and start the heel flap at a color break. Then, do the exact same thing on the second sock. Identical twins!

    Happy Knitting,

    Mary Jo