Meet one of my new favorite sock yarns. And I promise, it is not just the name that makes me love this yarn.
Although, with a name like Sock-a-licious, it's hard not to love. Now, sing it to this. Hehehe.
For me, it is all about the colors! Those semi-solid colors, the varying shades and depth of color that keep you interested while knitting, look gorgeous knit up, and are perfect for just about any pattern.
I'll admit. This colorway, Chateau, is probably my favorite!
But the color isn't the only reason why I love it! You know I love color, but I'm also a yarn snob. I'll admit it. My stash doesn't really lie. You all know this about me. And this yarn, with 70% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 10% Silk, and 20% Nylon, well, it feels snobby! It feels so squishy and soft just like some of my favorite sock yarns.
Color, yarn content, name I love, perfect, right? But there's more. Wait for it.
It is going to retail for just under $20 a skein, with each skein having 350 yards!! Told you I love it!
I say going to, because it has just been released by Kollage Yarns and should be hitting the stores soon (ETA: Paradise Fibers is taking pre-orders, yarn arrives next week, oh, and it is retailing there for $18.75)! One of my good friends from Sock Camp, Erica, sent me 3 skeins of Sock-a-licious!! Seriously!! Sometimes its nice to have friends who work for yarn companies!!
Best part, one of the skeins is for you!! Time for a little contest, don't you think!! I saved this gorgeous one, colorway Heather, for you guys (sorry I can't part with the Chateau!). Wouldn't it make a perfect pair of Blackberry Brambles? You don't have to knit it in Blackberry Brambles, but I will be including the pattern with the yarn!
So how can you win this yarn and the pattern? Just leave me a comment of what pattern or item you'd love to knit this with!
I'll admit, this yarn is so nice, I know I'm going to knit some type of cowl or scarflette with it too...want that pretty silk by my face!
Bonus contest.... if you rewrite the lyrics to Fergalicious (doesn't have to be the whole song) with Sock-a-licious (hehehe...because someone should, right??), you'll be entered twice! and the first five song writers will automatically win a copy of Blackberry Brambles!
Contest will run through Sunday morning at 10am.
And yes, I said she sent me 3 skeins. I couldn't wait, one skein is already wound, swatch started and everything!!