Knitter's Talk, Knitting, Socks, Winter, Wool, Yarn

The Silent Night Socks

Hey Everyone!

I had started these socks almost a month ago! Between Work, the holidays and being busy with all of that and then some, it took a bit to get these socks done.

The Colorway is called Silent Night. The yarn base I had ordered this colorway on was the Pride yarn base from Forbidden Fiber Company. The fiber content on this yarn is: 70% superwash merino, 20% Nylon and 10% Stellina.

Now that the holidays are over, and work has slowed down, I am definitely able to get more knitting done.

One of the crazy things I have noticed across the yarn bases, is that you can’t really rely on yardages to make sure you get a pair of socks out of a hank. The Fortitude and Babel Bases are dead on (I usually have a little ball with somewhere around 10 to 20 yards left) while With Gluttony Sock I ran out and had to order more (it’s within 10 yards of the same amount as the Fortitude and Babel bases) and the Pride base has about 60 yards more in the hank than Fortitude and Babel do, and I came out with a smaller ball on this pair of socks than I do with the fortitude yarn. Everything else was kept the same, the number of stitches cast on, the lengths of the cuffs, legs, heels, feet, toes, the size of needles used, so it baffles me a bit that the different bases use such different yardages to knit up a pair of socks.

I did start on another pair of Christmas Collection colored socks. I started on the hank of “Let it Snow”, especially since they are forecasting snow to fall on the valley floor this week. I have my doubts that it will really happen though. It’s always the times that they underestimate the storm when it dumps tons, and when they overhype it, nothing really happens. I just thought it was fitting for this week to start on the “let it snow” colorway.

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