I have been digging myself out of a HUGE shipment of Fleece Artist & Hand Maiden yarns including Sea Wool – not a painful task, I assure you. :)
A quick reminder, Sea Wool comes with a free sock pattern called Bordello Socks – pattern printed on sock label (extra wide and printed on card stock, which will keep and it not flimsy).
And, here is a quick feedback from Kersten, a customer and a friend of mine – thank you Kersten! If you read our blog regularly you would remember Kersten’s Peru Luxury DK review. Here is what Kersten had to say:
Anything named, See Wool, oopsâ€¦Sea Wool is right up my alley. Not that I need the subliminal suggestion, thank you very much. I love the pair of Jaywalkers I made with the sister yarn, Fleece Artist Merino, so I had high hopes for this one.
Sea Wool is just a tad heavier than the Fleece Artist 100% merino. A blend of 70% merino and 30% Seacell, it has a hint of shine and knits a garment that is ever so slightly silky. Perfect for a pair of machine washable socks.
I knit my pair on #2 DPNs, which created a fabric that was neither too stiff nor too flimsy. While knitting I noticed the rare slub of undyed fiber. As the yarn is a variegated, it really was not noticeable in the finished product. The slubs did remove quite easily with the flick of a needle. The variegation was executed perfectly! No color pooling at all. The label claims there are 385 yards to a skein. I had plenty of yarn to make nearly-knee-high socks for my size 10 feet. That’s what I call a skein!KerstenPlease feel free to use all info and pictures.