Saturday, July 28, 2007

Just a little S.A.S.

Yesterday's mail had a nice little surprise: A sample of Soxx Appeal, a new sock yarn from Knit One Crochet Too. (S.A.S = Soxx Appeal Sample)

I missed the cut to receive enough of this yarn to knit a full pair of socks, but they sent me a sample anyway. So, last night I knit it into a baby sock to see how it worked out.

The yarn is a mix of 96% superwash merino, 3% nylon, and 1% elastic. The color I received is called Copperfield. Recommended needle size is US2 (2.75mm) to yield 8sts/inch.

I immediately liked the feel of the yarn. Very soft. It appears to have a fairly tight twist, but when knitting, it can split a bit. Not enough to worry about, just enough that you have to pay a little bit of attention to what you're doing.

I knit the baby sock using US1 (2.25mm) needles because the larger needle made a looser fabric than I like. I got 9sts/inch and a very satisfying tight stitch that I think would be lovely and long-wearing in a full-sized sock.

The tiny bit of elastic is just enough to give the finished product a very nice 'memory' and the finished sock is very soft and pleasing to the touch. I will definitely buy this yarn. I predict lots of cozy feet wearing Soxx Appeal socks this winter!


Bobbie said...

Thanks for the review! I've been ogling their stuff but, of course, haven't ordered any! Bring it on Monday night; I'd like to feel, er, see, it in person. :)

yvonnep said...

Nice little sock!