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Has anyone used this yarn?
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Jan 31, 2014 15:39:15   #
joanh8060
 
I made the helix heel socks with that yarn, several pairs and loved the unique heel and colors. HOWEVER the fabric knit up was a titch uncomfortable on the sole of my feet. And i thought it was nasty stuff to knit with! Measure, knit, knit, knit remeasure and get the same depth you had 4 or 5 rows back. AGGHHH!
I don't think my reaction was unique. When i went to return and bll to a LYS, I found the had put it on closeout.
Whatever you do don't give up knitting socks. Joan8060
 
Jan 31, 2014 16:45:14   #
bjc
 
From reading everyone replies, I guess it just goes to show you how different we all are. I love this yarn! I don't tug between stitches, just keep on knitting. As for the feeling on my feet, these are my favorite socks. One of the best things is that they fit in my shoes where some of my heavier socks don't! I have about 4 pair of socks made with this yarn and I always wear them before any of the other socks I have made. For me, they seem to be wearing very well. I've had them for over a year, so they get worn at least once a week during cold months, and I don't have a hole in any of them. In fact, I don't even see any thin spots in them. I say finish them and try them to see if you like them. They just might be your favorite socks too.
Jan 31, 2014 16:52:17   #
ompuff (a regular here)
 
Finished the socks I had started with this yarn. They look good; haven't worn or laundered them as yet.

Think I'll use the leftover to do either a scarf or hat for a child.

:)


Jan 31, 2014 18:50:51   #
dbleagle
 
ompuff wrote:
Finished the socks I had started with this yarn. They look good; haven't worn or laundered them as yet.

Think I'll use the leftover to do either a scarf or hat for a child.

:)


Lovely looking socks! Love the color. I'm using Licorice which is a black & white variegated. I think it will come out really nice.
Jan 31, 2014 18:53:27   #
dbleagle
 
bjc wrote:
From reading everyone replies, I guess it just goes to show you how different we all are. I love this yarn! I don't tug between stitches, just keep on knitting. As for the feeling on my feet, these are my favorite socks. One of the best things is that they fit in my shoes where some of my heavier socks don't! I have about 4 pair of socks made with this yarn and I always wear them before any of the other socks I have made. For me, they seem to be wearing very well. I've had them for over a year, so they get worn at least once a week during cold months, and I don't have a hole in any of them. In fact, I don't even see any thin spots in them. I say finish them and try them to see if you like them. They just might be your favorite socks too.
From reading everyone replies, I guess it just goe... (show quote)


Oh, I will definitely finish them! I'm one of those people who just won't give up on a project, no matter how it's going...
:lol:
Jan 31, 2014 18:54:16   #
dbleagle
 
canuckle49 wrote:
I love this yarn and and although I have only made one pair of socks, I really like how they came out and how they feel on my feet.
As others have said, just don't pull on it when you are knitting. Best of luck and show us your socks when you are finished !


Yes, I'll post a photo when done. :-D
 
Jan 31, 2014 20:17:38   #
Dreamweaver
 
I think it will all work out, but don't do any extra tugs. It does stretch. I don't really like the feel of the yarn after it is knit but it may be the pattern I used. I believe the pair I made were spiral sox... Not a favorite of mine either. I won't use it again, but the color was great.
Jan 31, 2014 21:24:16   #
La la patti
 
I really didn't like this yarn. It's just to stretchy for me. I like my sock yarn to have a little body to it.
Jan 31, 2014 23:44:43   #
String Queen (a regular here)
 
My first socks( pedicure style) were made with this yarn. And now I have two more pr of it wore them today in fact

I liked working with yarn and the feel on my feet. Size 0 needles

Robin
Feb 1, 2014 07:53:59   #
dbleagle
 
String Queen wrote:
My first socks( pedicure style) were made with this yarn. And now I have two more pr of it wore them today in fact

I liked working with yarn and the feel on my feet. Size 0 needles

Robin


More power to you with the size 0 needles. The only other pair of socks I've made were on that size and I felt like I was using toothpicks! :lol:

Swore I'd never use 0's again. The socks did come out nice though, but took me forever...
Feb 1, 2014 16:53:54   #
tamarque (a regular here)
 
did one pair with Paton's stretch sock yarn and did not like it. the sock was so loose. it seems that you need to use even more negative ease with this yarn than regular sock yarn.
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