Daily Archives: June 20, 2007

New Sea Wool Colors & A Brief Review

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. :) 

Fleece Artist Sea Wool at Little Knits I do have a couple of new favorite colors including the one showing here called Blackberry and the other being Jester.  They just look extra pretty to my Spring/Summer eyes. 

Fleece Artist Sea Wool at Little Knits 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, oops…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.

Sea Wool Pattern Closeup The pattern I used is one I tailored.  The construction is based on Widdershins, Knitty.com Summer 2006, and the pattern is a 3×1 rib. 

Sea Wool Sock Heel Closeup 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.Kersten's Sea Wool Socks 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.