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Friday, July 03, 2009


I've finished the heel flap on my first Shur'tugal sock. The stitch pattern on these socks is easy enough to be portable, but it seems to take longer to knit a round than the Vog On socks I just finished. On the other hand, since I tend to like to get to the end of the whole pattern repeat before I set the socks down, these seem to be getting knit very quickly. I love the way the stitch pattern looks in this yarn and (in my mind) at least, the shine from the Tencel in the yarn makes it look more "dragon like."

I hope everyone has a great weekend. Happy Fourth of July if you're American. (I realize that the rest of the world does indeed have a fourth of July in as much as it is after the third and before the fifth and I hope yours is lovely too, but we get fireworks and capital letters to celebrate the Fourth!)



Blogger Elaine said...

How is tencel as a sock yarn? I don't know anything about it, having never handled it. Does it have any memory or stretch?

11:42 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Tencel is a specialized rayon and it has no memory or stretch. It does add drape and shine to this yarn which is a 50/50 blend of Tencel and Merino. The Merino adds the necessary memory and bounce to the sock yarn. I haven't seen any available, but I wouldn't want a sock yarn to be 100% Tencel. Even cotton sock yarns usually have an elastic type element in them to add bounce. HTH.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love those socks. Those are dragon scales for sure!

1:57 PM  

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