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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fresh Goods on the Sock Wall

Our wall of sock yarn has been freshened with a few old favorites this fall.
Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball does a really cool marled-fade-slow-color-change sort of thing. It would be great for funky socks, scarves, hats, baby sweaters...all kids of cool stuff.
Photo borrowed from Ravelry pattern page.
There is a great design in Weekend Hats (the best hat book ever) using just one ball of this yarn, the Brier Toque.
Ambiente has been freshly-restocked as well. This is always a popular yarn. You can see an example of the self-patterning action in our sock sample. I know a few of our knitters were using Ambiente to make Sock Yarn Bunnies a few years back. One ball makes a bunny, if I'm remembering things correctly.

Photo borrowed from Ravelry project page.
The little mascot for the new Opal Classics sock yarn line is adorable, isn't she?
The sock yarn is good, too. I've knit a few pairs of socks with Opal yarns, and they just don't wear out. I like the range of color in these new shades. They would be really great for man socks, too...plenty of yarn for some big socks.

It's always nice to replenish some of our favorite sock yarns. What else would you like to see back in stock?

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