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Monday, October 19, 2015

Fab Funky Fibres Socks & Giveaway

If you're a regular reader, you may remember I knitted some fabulous Fab Funky Fibres rainbow socks last December. I knitted a pair for myself which I blogged about here. My friend, Marianne, loved the socks and was very keen on a pair, so I knitted a pair for her for Christmas. Emily saw those and she wanted some too, so I knitted another pair for her later last winter.



Emily and I have been wearing our rainbow socks a lot! And they've been washed a lot! And they're holding up brilliantly. The base yarn is a regular sock yarn with 75% merino and 25% nylon but the secret to this gorgeous yarn is the dyeing. 

As a former indie dyer myself I know how much hard work dyeing yarn is and to get these even colour repeats is very difficult and it's a lot of work. The colours are bright and flow from one to another without any muddiness or any white patches The colours are even and saturated.


Last week I finished another pair of Fab Funky Fibres socks. I've worn them a couple of times already and received compliments. I love the green background between the rainbow stripes. 

A couple of weeks ago my friend, who I knitted the rainbow socks for, asked me if I could order another skein of the same yarn for her as she wants to knit a pair of matching hand-warmers. As I was ordering I couldn't resist getting a couple of skeins for myself.


The one that's already wound into a cake is a gradient Donegal Nep sock yarn. It's got a tweedy effect and looks luscious. I'm really keen to cast on for a little shawl when I go to Norway in two weeks. It'd make a perfect travel project.

Elaine from Fab Funky Fibres sent me a skein of one of her rainbow colour ways for me to give away to one lucky blog reader. To be in with a chance to win this, please leave a comment telling me what you would knit with this skein if you won it. Socks, shawl, scarf, hat, mittens, gloves or anything else? The give away closes on Monday 26 October and I'll draw the winner then. Please leave an e-mail address or Ravelry (or other social media) name so I can contact you if you win.


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40 comments:

Sea said...

If I won the yarn, I'd knit it up into your Robyn and Lily patterns. I love bright colours, and they would brighten up my navy blue full length raincoat. 😃

Stitched Together said...

I am currently knitting a pair of socks out of FabFunkyFibres self striping yarn and I am so impressed. I'd be very tempted to make another pair of socks but I know that this yarn would make even better long fingerless mitts, so I could show off the colours. (Stitched-Together on Ravelry)

Jenni Pitt said...

If I won I would have to knit a pair of toe up socks to Anni' s Creme Caramel Pattern. I did the toe up sock workshop with Anni in March and I have been putting my new skills to very good use.

rihrig said...

SOCKS!!!!!!! My daughter would LOVE those!!!

Cerys said...

I think it would definitely have to be gloves! There's nothing that helps keep the winter blues away like putting on fantastically coloured gloves when it's cold and dark out :)

Nyree Dawn Dowell said...

Loooooong gloves!! They'd be a fabulous pop of rainbow colour for the colder weather, match any of my coats and not be hidden by my winter boots unlike socks!!
I'm nyrees on Rav or nyree_dawn on IG/twitter x

Jen Snow said...

I would knit socks, gloves, hat and scarf! It's too beautiful a colourway to restrict it to just one item! But I suppose if I had to choose, it would be a hat. Something to be worn where the world would see it and fall in love with it.

Elizabeth Dixon said...

It would have to be a lovely pair of socks. Nice bright skein to cheer us up during the winter blues.
Revelry: lizzyangel666

Nicky Sutton said...

Oh my Anniken, what beautiful yarn! I think the wool is too special to be hidden away as socks, I would make some wristwarmers with bright contrasting buttons going up the side. Any yarn left over with be mixed with a plain colour for a contrasting hat.

Nicky (mrssutmakes)

holsworthy rubies said...

Hi, oh I'd make a shawl to make me smile on a cold winter day, Dormouse24599 on ravelry

Unknown said...

socks because I'm just learnt how to do them

Liz said...

Possibly an Endless Rainbow shawl by Martina Behm, paired with a plain colour like a navy blue. (ejpetley on Ravelry)

Sarah Jeffs said...

I love her yarn and as you said very clever to get the colour stripes so perfect. I would knit a hat, so that i can show off her dyeing skills. A wonderful prize.
sarahmaria46@hotmail.co.uk

Lindr said...

What lovely yarn! I think it would be a lovely cowl; nice and bright and cheery to combat the mid-winter blues.

lindaran (on Ravelry)

Jessica Abegg said...

All of these colourways are fabulous! So bright and cheerful! If I had rainbow colored yarn in a sock-type weight, you can bet I'd make me some socks! Bright and colorful socks are THE best thing! :D

Michelle said...

What gorgeous yarn. I would definitely make socks for myself and some gloves for my youngest with the leftovers.

Lily Davies said...

Would have to be a shawl to brighten up the winter days.

Shelley L. Snyder said...

I would likely use the yarn to add mitred squares to the sock yarn blanket I am working on, and maybe knit some toddler socks as well.

Louise Waters said...

What gorgeous colours! I'd make some socks for my pregnant bestie and some matching baby socks for her soon to be here little bundle :) xx

Pamela Gross said...

If I won this yarn I would knit myself some divine socks with probably a lace panel on the top of the foot that would be great!

Sheilagh R said...

I would knit it into a simple lace scarf for a bit of funky colour over the winter! Sheilagh Robson

Stephanie King said...

These gorgeous bright colors would make a fabulous beanie! I would never get lost in the snow! I am planetmarcel on Ravelry

Unknown said...

I have everything crossed to win.......pretty please!! I have recently become addicted to knitting socks and I would love nothing more than a fabulous pair with this gorgeous yarn!
My teenage daughters seem to like my hand knit socks too since they steal them from me as soon as they hit my sock drawer!
No doubt these will end up on their feet too!!

My email is info@iluvfabrix.com and Revelry is michelle10n

CardiLover said...

I'd most likely knit some long, fingerless gloves from this gorgeous yarn, but think it would make a really fun, long slouchy hat or a cute stuffie monster or something.

PenCraft said...

Socks for sure! (pencraft on Ravelry)

Helen W said...

I've been tasked to make a pair of long fingerless mitts in bright and vibrant colours and the Fab Funky Fibres yarn looks like perfectly fitting the bill!

Helen

jeanette mortimer said...

Wow what wonderful yarn. The socks look great and I'd love to use it to knit socks too but I suffer from acute second sock syndrome so I'll use it to knit a wonderful hat. (Jints65 on ravlery)

Megan Bouchaib said...

I would definitely make socks - they keep you warm and you can't fail to be cheerful with rainbows under your boots!

Halloweenjunky said...

It seems dull, but I'd have to make sock. Just get soooo cold in winter and the 2 pairs of hand knitted socks I own need some friends!

Deborah said...

Wow! I think I would attempt to make a technicolour dream coat for my Joseph figure with this wonderful multi coloured yarn!

Jo Smith said...

a jumper for my new grandson

Aggravistle said...

I would crochet a pair of slippers to keep my tootsies warm x I'm aggravistle on Ravelry

Angela said...

Wonderful yarn! I think everything knit with it would be fabulous! But obviously plain socks will be a must!

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Pamela Trippick said...

I'd have to knit socks. The yarn would brighten up my feet during winter and keep them warm and toasty as I look forward to Spring.

Natasha Field said...

It would have to be socks! Vanilla style or some simple ribbed ones to show off those lovely colours. I'm sure some would end up as hexipuffs too!

. said...

Socks socks socks! My wardrobe is generally very monchrome, but I do love a nice brightly coloured sock!
Stevieblue on Rav
(sorry I think I deleted my last comment by mistake!)

Erika said...

Beautiful! I'd most likely make either a shawl, wrap, or cowl. Very pretty yarn.
BugzNBean

Liz said...

I would definitely knit socks! I love making socks with self-striping yarn. :D

Judith Cable said...

Would love to knit even more socks for my son-in-law, he is such a fan of my handknitted socks I have even made him some that match his motorbike!