If you are unfamiliar with this pair of socks:
I highly suggest you go back to my posts about these socks from this part March & April (2017), that I wrote while I was working with the Viking of Norway Nordlys sock yarn. At the time I thought this specific yarn was the yarn from hell, turns out that it’s not the only one.
I have come to find out that for me, superwash Wool is the type of yarn I absolutely cannot stand.
The current superwash wool I am working with at present is just as bad as the Nordlys yarn.
I am currently working with the Chroma Fingering yarn from KnitPicks. I hadn’t put two and two together until I had gone to cast on the pair of socks I just started a couple nights ago, and was running into the exact same issues as I had run into with the Nordlys yarn. Turns out the Nordlys yarn was 75% superwash merino / 25% Nylon and the Chroma Fingering is 70% superwash merino / 30% Nylon. So you get the picture, they are very similar in content, and both are not wanting to knit up as well as they should.
The end product is always nice, soft and warm, but the knitting up the yarn part is the nightmare. I will not be purchasing Chroma Fingering yarn again in the future.