This is lifetime pair number 24.
My Version of Baby Cable Rib Socks
Sensational Knitted Socks
With Short-Row Heels and Toes the PG-R Way
Worked on 48 Stitches
Yarn: Reynolds Soft Sea Wool (100% Wool)
Color: 754 Yellow
Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) DPNs
The whole time I was knitting these socks, I went back and forth on whether I liked the yarn or not. It's much different than any other sock yarn I've used before: two ply and with a springy twist. On one hand, its stretchy quality produces great stitch definition, which I love. On the other hand, I found the elasticity a challenge to work with. I never really got used to it.
The end result however, is a pretty pair of socks with a cushy, comfortable feel and I believe that overrides any negative feeling I had in the way the yarn handled for me. Plus, this yarn is a great bargain! I paid only $5.95 per hank (162 yds), using just two hanks for these socks with some yarn left over.
If you've used Soft Sea Wool before, I'd be interested to hear what you think about it. Do you love it? Hate it? Indifferent?
Overall I like it, though it's not my favorite. And, I'd use it again, especially when I want the stitches in a pattern to really make a statement.