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Monday, October 19, 2015
Fab Funky Fibres Socks & Giveaway
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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