Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Workhorse

Sometimes you want to knit socks with a workhorse yarn.  Nothing fancy-schmancy, no wild variegated colors, just lots of yardage and a solid yarn that will last.

A yarn that fits the bill perfectly is Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn.  I have used it for several of my "vintage" sock projects, including the Gentleman's Golf Stockings pattern that was published in Interweave's Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits magazine:

Heritage Sock is a great value!  437 yds per skein at $11.00, that's a steal.  It's 75% merino and 25% nylon, perfect for comfy socks that wear well.  It comes in a nice range of solids, plus tweeds and handpaints (those cost a bit more, but are lovely)  

I was so pleased with the way my Gent's Golf Socks knit up with Heritage; the color work on the cuffs stands out beautifully.  I'm going to knit another pair of 1890s stockings (soon-- just need to finish about 85 projects lol), and this yarn will definitely be the one I use.

1 comment:

Lis said...

Looks cozy! Congrats on the magazine.