Just a quickie post to show you my next Commuting, “Knit on the train” sock project.
I found a new yarn lurking on John Lewis’ shelves and had to give it a go. It’s Wendy “Happy” sock yarn. I think that is a terrible, cloyingly sugary name for sock yarn but maybe I just have no sole – that was a joke! Sole/Soul?? Taking about socks? Geddit???
I can hear my readership now, “Soul? Dunno. No sense of humour though!” 🙄
Here is the questionably named yarn.
It’s a 4ply and made up of 75% bamboo and 25% nylon. Don’t be put off by the nylon content – I know there are some “100% pure fibre only” purists out there – the nylon is necessary to make it hardwearing enough for socks. Importantly for me (and for Ben who has been know to destroy handknits by bunging them in the tumble dryer) it is machine washable and tumble dryable.
So what’s it like to knit with?
Soft and silky to the touch and gives excellent stitch definition. It is made up of 4 fine strands but doesn’t seem excessively “splitty” like some pure bamboo yarns.
I’ve not done much on the first sock (the plain boring Regia pattern again)
But here it is…
It’s feeling pretty special so far….