I have never been in love with our ‘Twinkle toes’ sock yarn. It’s a good yarn, it takes dye well, but I love my socks to be super soft, and it’s just not quite there.
So I decided to find a new wool/nylon sock yarn, one that I love just as much as the Merino yarn, but with some nylon. And this is it:
I used this yarn for some socks last year (which I’ve now realised I didn’t blog, must fix that) and they quickly became one of my favourite pairs. The yarn is lovely and soft, as soft as the pure merino. But the nylon adds some strength perfect for socks or other hard wearing projects. And the colours… And I think it takes colour pretty well, don’t you?
Do you want to try the new yarn? It’s already up on the Etsy site! Or, leave a comment here and tell me which colour is your favourite (or a colour you’d like to see)… and I’ll draw some names in a week’s time (May 9th) and send a skein each to two lucky winners!
Personally, I’ve already got a skein of ‘bog’ (the brown on the right) put aside for some socks for my aunt… But I’m in love with almost all of them.