Thursday, November 18, 2010
Vegan Sock Yarn - Best of the Best
Since I get a fair amount of questions about yarn, and vegan sock yarn in particular, I thought it would be fun to do a post about my two absolute faves! Socks are definitely my favorite thing to knit, I just checked my Ravelry notebook, and I've knit 33 complete pairs of adult socks in my relatively short knitting career (I think I've been knitting just about 5 years now).
If you've been reading this blog for long, you can probably guess my number one desert island love it forever sock yarn - Panda Cotton! I've knit almost 20 pairs of socks with this yarn and I absolutely love it. It's nice to work with, comes in a wide range of colorways, and washes and wears beautifully. I wash and dry all of my handknit socks in the washer and dryer and my Panda Cotton socks stay nice and soft. The husband and I wear handknit socks all Fall and Winter long and we have yet to have a sock wear through or get a hole, so that's pretty good!
My second favorite sock yarn is one that's grown on me over time - Berroco Comfort Sock. When Comfort Sock first came out, it was very exciting because it was one of the first vegan self patterning sock yarns. That first range of colors was a bit dull, but the color options have improved greatly. I love this particular yarn for socks that I wear in my big winter boots - they keep my feet toasty without getting icky and sweaty, yes that's important! I also love the price of this yarn, it's nice being able to knit a pair of winter socks for just under $9!
so what's your favorite sock yarn of all time?