Saturday, 10 March 2007

Fyberspates - A New Addiction

I finally finished my knee highs today and love them. :-) They are knit on 2x2.5mm circs using Fyberspates sock yarn in the Ocean Forest colourway. I used the double eyelet rib pattern from page 168 of the Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stitches (A Harmony Guide), altered slightly to knit in the round. I think I used almost all 425m of the 100g skein - I was left with a bit of yarn the size of a pea ;-)

I enjoyed knitting with this yarn so much that I joined Fyberspates sock club ( and my club yarn arrived in the post today. It's simply gorgeous.

It's 90% alpaca and 10% nylon and is lovely, soft and ever so slightly fluffy. I love the colour and think I'm going to make a pair of socks with the baby cable rib from Sensational Knitted Socks. Can't wait to see what next month's club yarn will be .....


Valerie said...

Glad to hear the knee socks are now done. They are gorgeous! I was please you mentioned the yardage required because I was just thinking about knitting knee socks. This gives me a better idea which of my skeins of yarn would be enough. With spring coming I might just be able to wear knee socks with a skirt soon.
The Fyberspates yarn does look lovely. I'll bet the Alpaca is very soft. I have made one pair of Alpaca socks and I love them. They are wearing surprisingly well, too.

Anni said...

Gorgeous socks. I've not tried Fyberspates yet. Will have to. The alpaca sounds nice.