lördag 30 januari 2016

Testing sock yarn - knitting socks

Last year I knitted a lot of socks, and learnt a lot in the process. This year sock knitting continues. At the moment I am test-knitting different samples of yarn. The different yarns, one of which might become a commercial yarn made of 100 % wool, are spun by a factory in Sweden.

By choosing and mixing wool with various properties, but also changing the amount of twist in spinning and plying, the purpose is to produce a strong yarn for socks. I think that this is a great idea.

I am now knitting socks out of the different sample yarns. In the process I am taking notes about how I judge each yarn while knitting and how the finished socks fabric feels. The next step is putting the socks to use and to test their durability and warmth.

I do hope that in the future we will have a good Swedish 100 % wool yarn for socks.

3 kommentarer:

  1. Det här är intressant och värt att ta reda på mera om. Har du sett det här? http://wovember.com/2014/11/26/pure-wool-for-socks-no-nylon-here-folks/

  2. Exciting! We definitively need Swedish 100% wool sock yarn!

  3. Spännande! Vad kom du fram till? Finns 100% ullgarn som är slitstarkt nog för sockar?