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Saddle Brown - Peruvian Alpaca/Merino Sock Knitting Yarn, 50 grams

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This is a 25/50/25 Peruvian Alpaca/Merino/Acrylic sock knitting yarn in a professionally dyed Saddle Brown (a rich dark brown). Each 50-gram ball has 191 yards (175 meters) of single-ply sock knitting yarn, weighing in at 1,730 yards per pound.

I know that both "1,730 ypp" and "single-ply" sound odd for a sock yarn. I was skeptical, too. Until I knitted some of it up and wore it! This is a soft, warm, and slightly fuzzy yarn that fulls beautifully when machine washed and dried. Yes! I machine wash the socks I've knitted with this in cold water/gentle cycle, and then machine dry on the delicate setting. The socks only shrink a tiny bit, but they full into a cozy sock that your feet will love!

Also due to the slightly bulky (for sock yarn) weight of the single-ply spin of this yarn, these 50-gram balls are a bit shorter than multi-ply, more tightly twisted sock yarns. There are roughtly 380 yards in 100 grams. For most medium sized socks, two 50-gram balls should be more than sufficient. However, I like the fact that these are available in 50-gram balls because I have size 13 wide men's feet and 100 grams of *any* sock yarn doesn't make a full pair of socks for me. So I like being able to buy *three* 50-gram balls, instead of two 100-gram skeins, which is what I otherwise would have to buy. 150 grams of this yarn is 573 yards--plenty for large, wide men's socks.

I test knitted this yarn on a 42/84 circular sock knitting machine. I have no doubt that it would perform equally well in any cylinder from 48 up through 84, but it's too heavy for 96 and 100. I suspect that 54 to 72 would be the best size cylinders for it.

Hand knitters will want to use US needles sized 2 to 3, depending on how firmly you like your socks knitted. Circular sock machine knitters will find this yarn glides smoothly though any cylinder up to and including the 84 slot cylinder.

Average review
I plan to try this wool with the same in cream for a striped effect. Interesting to see how these single ply wools will hold up for socks as you indicated. Love this color.
May 21, 2017 by NotAriadne
Knits nice, washes up great and super soft. Love it
Apr 29, 2015 by Shirlene Hippensteel

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