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Monday, February 18, 2013

New on the Sock Wall

We have some new friends on the sock wall.  Let's go meet them.
Regia has sent us the tiniest balls of sock yarn I've ever seen, My First Regia.

And Melissa produced some of the cutest booties to show it off.  Each little ball is only $4.25, and the booties only require one skein.  The pattern book contains some other cute designs, too.
We have some new self-patterning yarn from Opal.
The newest line, Smokey Eye and Colored Lip, shows off some pretty subdued tones with bright pops of color.  
This is the closest I will ever get to the smokey eye look, so perhaps I should take one home.  The yarn knits up in some free-formish sort of stripes, which can be really fun if you get bored with solid colored sock-yarn.
The Malabrigo Sock has returned as well.

This yarn is gorgeous.  The deep shades, the silky hand, the subtle is really lovely.  
If you are a sock knitter, then you likely know and love this stuff already.  Quite a few knitters have used the Sock for sweaters and scarves and shawls.  I was trolling Ravelry this week (okay all the time), and I came across this great cowl pattern using fingering weight yarn, the Chevron Cowl from Knitterella.
Photo borrowed from Knitterella's Ravelry page.
This would be lovely in multiple shades of Malabrigo sock, or maybe Malabrigo paired with Taiyo Sock, or Malabrigo paired with the sparkly Starry.  So many options...

We have also restocked the Opal Van Gogh yarns that you all loved so much, and the Cascade Heritage is newly plumped.  Even if you aren't an avid sock knitter, the sock wall might just inspire you.  Come and see!

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