Friday, August 15, 2014
These are my first pretty pair, and have been knitted with 'Araucania', a 4 ply sock yarn from the UK, though I did buy it in Australia. It is 75% wool and 25% polyamide, and supposed to wear better than 100% wool. I may still get to wear them this winter, we have had some cold days just earlier this week.
On the note about 100% wool socks not wearing well, my last pair have been worn twice and as yet no holes, not even an inkling of a hole. So much for the young sales assistants theory, just a sales pitch in my honest opinion. They are very warm and soft to wear, and great for those days when the temperature fails to reach 14 deg.
My next pair will be another pretty pair, this time with cables. Watch this space!