Bittersweet

I am sample knitting for Bittersweet Woolery at the moment!

The yarn is simply SCRUMPTIOUS! Soft and squishy and the colour is absolutely one of my favourites! 🙂

Tina picked the Blackrose pattern from Knitty Magazine (Winter 08 issue)

Here is a picture of the first sock I knitted:

Pattern "Blackrose" from Knitty Winter 08

The yarn is Hand dyed MCN Sock Yarn 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10%Nylon, 435 yards of it! The colourway is “Avalon”.

Squeeeee! (Pattern: Blackrose, Knitty winter 08)

I’m seriously loving this yarn!!!!! 🙂

ETA: I just got done with sock #2 🙂

I really enjoyed the yarn. If I would have knitted these for myself, I would have changed the pattern for the toe. I personally don’t like square toes for myself (to wear) and these are extremely square if you ask me…I love the heels though! One can’t really see it in the pictures that come with the pattern, but the heel has a delightful pattern. “Dimpled”very pretty! 🙂
I hope Tina will like them!

Finished! 🙂

Pattern: Blackrose from Knitty winter 08

🙂

Yarn review:

Legend: 1= dislike, disagree, bad, don’t ever mention it to me again!5= DIVINE! LOVED IT! GIVE ME MORE! TOTAL AGREEMENT!
Brand MCN Sock Yarn hand dyed by Bittersweet Woolery
Name/Colourway Avalon
Yardage/Weight 435 yards, sockweight
Fiber content 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon
Price
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Handpainted/dyed? Yes. Well done! Colour is nice and even, no large white/un-dyed spots, or over-saturated spots (5)
Handspun? N/a
Overall feel? Skein is squishy and soft (5)
How does it knit up? Knits up well, does not split, was almost a bit too springy while knitting (4)
How soft is it after knitting? Soft with nice drape (4)
How does it frog? Frogs well, and does not show wear easily after getting frogged a few times, (5)
Stitch definition? Yarn has nice stitch definition. Holds knit/purl patterns VERY well does ok with lace (4)
How likely would I buy it? I am going to get some as soon as I have the cash! (5)
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Overall rating: 32 out of 35 possible points!
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4 thoughts on “Bittersweet

  1. My God, you are so fast and those are SUPER cute! I’ve never knit socks before, and I have never had handknit socks… it seems that everyone is super crazy about them. Maybe I should learn how or better yet have you make me some, HAHA! Socks By KnittingYoda!

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