Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn

I wish I could get a better picture of this. It's actually a lot richer and more red than what you see here.

I'm really pleased with how this yarn is knitting up. So much better than the Kureyon version. It's more of a sport weight than a fingering weight. I'm using some 3mm Addi dpns. I could have probably used a 3.5mm. The label calls for a 3.6 to 4.7 mm. That's Japanese sizing, approximately US 4 to US 6. I do like the density of the fabric I'm getting.

There's silk, obviously, in the mix so the yarn isn't quite as springy as most sock yarn I've used. I'm getting ladders at all the needle change points and my usual technique of giving the first couple of stitches on the new needle an extra tug isn't working. So I'm going to rely on the old adage, time heals everything. I'm hoping the ladders will disappear when the socks are washed.

I'm still concerned about having enough yarn but I've already scheduled a trip back to the store where I bought it. I'll call and see if they still have this color and ask them to hold it until next week.


lexa said...

Very pretty!

Monika said...

I haven't bought Noro Kureyon sock yarn, but I might buy this one at least once, when I'll get it on sale somewhere. IT sounds wonderful and I like the tense look of the knit fabric.

Bess said...

Yum! What gorgeous colors.

Anonymous said...


Lovely colour.

I'm glad you're blogging again!


Life's a Stitch said...

It's my new favourite yarn. Can't wait for more colours to come out.