Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Seacell Socks

women's size 10
I first posted these socks in March when I reviewed the Sock Rocket needles. The yarn came from Katherine (I think) in a swap hosted by Kathyb.

Pattern: Plain Jane - ribbed cuff socks

Needles: size 2, US

Yarn:
Creatively Dyed Yarn (Ocean)  70% wool and 30% Seacell  - 5.6 ounces fingering
Regina Tweed  70% super wash wool, 25% polyamide, 5% Viscose

It's the first time, I've ever knit with yarn that contained Seacell: it is a bit coarse to knit and split a bit, but I think it will wear like iron. I tried several projects (a cowl, a hat, a shawl) with this yarn before deciding to knit the Plain Jane socks, and I have enough remaining to make another pair. The Ocean color way is a vibrant and over-powering, so I paired it with the tweed to tone it down a bit.

5 comments:

  1. Feels like forever since I hosted a swap or participated in one. Glad your yarn found a way to become socks!

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  2. Yes, they are BRIGHT, but they will be fun to wear. Interesting to hear about Seacell.

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  3. Very HAPPY socks. You can't help but feel good when you've got such bright socks.

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  4. I'm with Dee, super happy socks! They make me smile! I'm glad you found a project that works with your yarn and makes you happy.

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