Wednesday, November 19, 2008

European socks

Captain's Log, Stardate 11.19.2008

I got this luscious yarn at a yarn shop in Illinois and made socks for Cheryl Wyatt’s children. Here’s a pic. Isn’t this just the funnest colorway you’ve ever seen? I thought it was from Germany because of the foreign words, but it says made in Italy. It’s superwash wool, meaning you can wash it in the washer and dryer.

For you knitters out there, here’s the info from the skein:
Supersocke 100
Savanne – color
100 gramm
ca. 420 Meter
75% Schurwolle
25% Polyamid
Farbe 1033
Partie 26655


  1. Camy - is this a new variation to the old varigated yarns?

    I used to love knitting but now my fingers cramp after awhile.

    I see you use a circular needle. I've never used one. I always used the 4 needle method.

  2. Anita Mae, this is still a variegated yarn, but with a more modern colorway. I used to use exclusively double pointed, but then I discovered circular needles. They're TONS smoother than the circular needles you can buy at Joann or Michaels and they're also TONS cheaper than the Addi Turbos.

    I had heard that a really good circular needle makes a huge difference when you're knitting in the round, but the good ones were always too expensive for me to buy "just to try it." But then came out with wooden circular needles and the join is SO SMOOTH it's amazing! Now I knit primarily with circular needles as long as they're harmony needles. I hate knitting with Bates circulars or even the Clover bamboo circs, the join is just awful, it takes more time to move stitches over the join than to knit. is the way to go.

  3. Camy - I've never heard of a wooden circular needle. I guess I'm way behind the times. I'm only familiar with the Bates ones.

    My Finnish grandmother taught me to knit when I was 12 yo so I knit the Continental way. Of course, I didn't realize this until I joined a knitting circle and wondered why every one else took their hand off the needle to whip the yarn around it while my hands never lost contact with the needles.

    I saw you knitting at the ACFW conf and thought it was so neat. My daughter sits in church with us and does her beading. :-)

    Thanks for the KnitPicks link. I'll have to check it out.