Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Mom's Birthday Socks Finished
The lure of the Simply Socks Yarn Company Solid Sock Line was Mom choosing this color from the spectrum of 67 solid colors available.
This is the first time I've tried this sock yarn. It's perfectly nice, but not my favorite. (Stalwart from Slackford Studio is my favorite.)
The Simply Sock Solid is slightly woolly in feel. It would be great for color work where the different colors need to grab each other.
In my two skeins there were no quality problems. No knots. No thin areas. No unwanted variations in color.
Simply Sock Stitch definition is excellent.
For some reason I had a little problem keeping my stitches even in the stockinette areas. Maybe because I've been knitting with the smoother Stalwart. Maybe because we have a complicated medical event coming up for Bob and I'm a bit stressed. Probably a bit of both.
Mom will have to report back later on how Simply Sock Solid wears and launders. No reason not to think it will do fine.
Pattern: Basic cuff down sock pattern on 64 stitches. Side twisted stitch pattern is Forgotten Love #3, stitch pattern 94 from Twisted-Stitch Knitting by Maria Erlbacher. I knit the traveling stitches as two stitch cables.
Yarn: Simply Socks Yarn Company Solid Sock Line. 80% superwash wool, 20% nylon.
Needles: Options #1, 2.5mm
Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch