Socks, Socks, Socks

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It’s all things socks here in the shop at the moment and why not?  The sock I’d been knitting in one of the previous posts is now finished and I’m itching to cast on it’s companion so I can move on to my next  pair 

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I’m going to have a go at knitting a pair using the Cotton Premium from Opal.  Unlike most standard sock yarns, the fibre in Cotton Premium is a blend of 38% wool, 32% polyamide & 30% cotton making it more ideal for the warmer months.  A standard 4ply yarn, still with 410m on the ball but the addition of cotton also makes the colours more muted, almost pastel in tone.

My only dilemma now, is which colour to go for?

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Along with the Cotton Premium I also bought another new range of sock yarn for the shop.  Gallery is another Opal yarn and the colour combinations this time, could be described as anything but muted.

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So it stands to reason that a delivery of new sock yarn must mean I might possibly have to have a bit of a clear out I guess?

Any of the discontinued balls of 4ply sock yarn in the basket are €5 each to clear.  Most of them are fairly Autumnal shades, but I’m thinking Christmas presents (yes I did say it, sorry).

Don’t forget that although it says ‘sock’ on the label the yarns are all standard 4plys and will work to most 4ply patterns.  Who doesn’t need a Hitchhiker or two?

Happy knitting!

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