Friday, November 14, 2008

STR Mediumweight

This week, I'd like to tell you about another favorite sock yarn of mine: Socks that Rock, meidumweight from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. This is probably the sock yarn I've bought and used the most of since it first became available nationally. This yarn base is pure squooshy scrumptious quality.

STR Mediumweight is 100% superwash merino wool and tightly spun. It retains incredible softness and warmth wash after wash. They are the socks I reach for first... my warmest, softest socks.

The mediumweight is quite a bit heavier than fingering weight sock yarn. I knit it up anywhere from size 2-4 needles with 3 being the most common... and I usually knit fingering weight on size US 0-1. The yardage is fantastic for this yarn for the price especially when compared to other heavier weight sock yarns. You get 380 yds. for $22.50. That's a lot of sock for your buck if you ask me.

Socks that Rock comes in the large variety of colorways. I love them all, however, I tend to lean more towards the watercolor and shaded solids. The multi-colored yarns are beautiful, and I warn you they are irresistable in the hank but I always have a hard time getting the yarn to behave and not pool its colors as I knit it up.

With all the choices on the market for sock yarn, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Mediumweight stands out among the crowd. I've never found another yarn similar to it. It's pure quality and definitely special yarn. I highly recommend it, if you haven't tried it already.


imquilternity said...

Your socks are lovely! I agree with you about Socks That Rock IS wonderful to work with and very soft and their colors are incredible. I have to order it directly from Blue Moon Fiber Arts since my LYShops don't carry it...don't ask me why since they are truly missing out on sales!

Jane said...

Can you believe that I have never knit with STR yarn! Maybe I should put that on my Christmas wishlist!