I've discovered a new fave sock yarn!
I bought a skein of Diamond Luxury Foot Loose from 88 Stitches yarn shop in Langley, BC Canada a couple of months ago. I'm knitting the Lacy Ribs Socks pattern from Wendy D. Johnson's Socks From the Toe Up book. It's an easy 4 stitch/4 row pattern that really works beautifully with variegated yarns.
And I've totally fallen in love! This hand dyed yarn is soft, doesn't split, has great colours with some speckles (speckles!) and gives nice stitch definition in a lace pattern. It's a 75/25 split with Superwash Merino and Polyamid, so it will wear well. I've learned over my decades of sock knitting that I just won't hand wash socks. Life is too short. So Superwash is key for me. Here's a close up of the variegation - no pooling!
Soooo, I went back to 88 Stitches this week and bought more. Because the 3 huge totes of sock yarn in my closet aren't enough ;) Aren't these pretty?
I can't wait to get started with these. Do you have a favourite sock yarn? I'm always looking for new ideas :)