Monday, March 19, 2012

Don't buy this yarn

If memory serves me right, I bought this Noro sock yarn on sale, the caveat being I had to take the colorway that was sent. That was okay. But I am really, really glad I am not knitting socks with this stuff. For one thing, the wool content is not superwash. For another, the yarn is spun too tightly; it twists when pulled from the skein, then sticks to itself. The thickness varies, from thick to thin (see below), in places almost thread thin - I can't imagine the fabric holding up underfoot (very punny). And it is scratchy and unyielding and stiff.

Having never used this yarn before, I made some knitting decisions based on my ignorance. Now I fear the fingerless gloves will be too small for my man hands, even though I knit the large size. I know - I should have swatched.

I can't even decide if I like the colorway. What do you think?


Chrisknits said...

Love the color way, not sure I can answer your fears about the size.

toni in florida said...

If they don't fit you, you'll perhaps have a FO for your 2012 Christmas gift box.

I like the colorway, too.

quiltyknitwit said...

I do like the colors, but I know what you mean about the extreme changes in thickness.

A. Warped, knitter said...

You have persevered longer than I did. I knit one Noro sock down to the heel and then just frogged it. Yes, the colors are lovely but it is a pain to knit with and, IMHO, very scratchy. Do let us know how it turns out. How does it wash and woes washing soften it up?