I'm not in love with this yarn, I have to say. It's just not as soft as I'd like it to be. Definitely not scratchy, but I guess I would use to describe it is "stiff". That said, I got some awesome Beyond Soft fabric softener at Knit Picks and it worked like a dream in the blocking stage to soften up the yarn. They are still not as soft as creations out of my beloved Stroll, but definitely much better than nothing! Anyway, so the yarn isn't horrible, but I would probably not buy it again.... but it's not bad for $3.00 a skein.
This picture is a little more true to the color of the socks... they are a very pretty blue!
Cloudborn Fibers Highland Superwash Sock Twist in Dolphin Blue
Dye Lot 19-0
80% Wool, 20% Nylon
machine wash, lay flat to dry
$3.00 per 178 yard / 50 gram skein (purchased in August 2016)
pattern: "Silverplait" by Ariel Altaras; available to purchase for $5 on Ravelry
needles: size 1.5 (2.5mm) wood dpns
yarn used: 1.9 skeins (338 yards)
size knit: medium (CO 70st)
finished size: top of cuff to end of bottom of heel flap: 8.5''
duration: October 6 - Dec 24, 2016
- If you want to know how to cable without a needle, I learned how in Patty Lyons's Craftsy class -- Explorations in Cables (affiliate link)