Friday, August 17, 2007

Sock Candy Yarn Review

Sock Candy is a Cotton/Elite (96%/4%) yarn made by the people who make Socks That Rock sock yarn. It comes in many of the same colourways:


Limestone


Ambrosia


Carbon


Kiwi


Lemongrass


'Old' Key West (they have re-done this colourway and made it much brighter)


Scaponia

There are approximately 200 yards per skein which means that you need 2 to knit a regular sized pair of socks (ankle socks you might get away with 1 skein). Each skein weighs 2oz so it's pretty lightweight yarn, you're not going to feel like you have weights on your feet wearing these socks!

The ball band says 7-8 stitches per inch on size 2 needles. I have used both 2.75 and 2.5mm needles with this yarn and both work well. As the needles are a little bigger you find the socks knit up fast!

There are plenty of sock patterns using 2.5mm needles around now, if you're on Ravelry the projects page for Sock Candy can be found here, there are currently 32 projects showing. Or, if like me, you just love the colourways, you can knit nice plain socks using this yarn, as you can see I've done a few of those now! The pattern for the Lemongrass and Scaponia socks shown above can be found free on my blog which is here.

I love this yarn, the only problem that I have with it is that it's hard to find. I got mine from The Fold, it isn't on the website so you need to email Toni (tell her that Anna in England sent you!) and ask what she has in stock. It's also a bit pricey, but for the quality and the colourways I think it's worth it as a treat (and who doesn't need a sock yarn treat now and again?!?).

Anna in Liverpool England

3 comments:

Carla said...

You've been busy. Great colourways!

affectioknitter said...

Wow - that's a lot of socks - very pretty...

VeganCraftastic said...

So pretty, I'm dying to get my hands on some Sock Candy!