Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Call

Finished on Monday and knit on size 2 circulars with Noro sock yarn, this will be the last pair of socks in 2010.

I usually like the way Noro stripes, but this skein didn't look like it contained so much green. I probably will not purchase another skein of Noro sock yarn: in places it was thick and not plied; others, thin and nearly a thread. Since this yarn does not contain superwash wool, the socks will need to be washed by hand.

Update - March 5, 2011 - I decided to launder this pair with my other wool socks in a mesh bag in the regular wash. (I always air-dry my hand-knit socks on a laundry rack). These socks felted a bit in the wash but not enough to affect the overall fit. I've washed them this way three or four times without a problem.


  1. What the yarn lacks the precision exceeds...

  2. I know it's more green than you expected, but I like the way they look.

  3. Thanks for the heads up on this yarn. Your's is not the first I've read about this.

  4. Your socks look great....can't tell you had a problem with the yarn from here. I'm lazy, so I usually make sure I get a wool blend( with a little nylon) for socks and I think they generally wear better too :)

  5. Noro is notorious for being inconsistent throughout. I have two reasons why I love it so much. 1) It felts well. 2) The colors are beautiful!

    Love your socks, btw. You always do wonderful work!


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