Sock Yarns and Addi Turbos

Imagine! has been expanding its yarns and knitting department this season and one of our areas of interest has been sock yarns. We listened to our sockaholic friends on the topic and ordered some really inspiring yarns, Trekking, Austerman Step and Schoeller and Stahl Fortissima( which means very strong). We got the latest incredible colors. We were astounded to find that our sock knitting friends are actually knitting socks in the summer!! So we did a little research and found some great cotton yarn that has a little stretch which is arriving any day.
What is this craze? Well, all I can say is about 15 years ago (yes, really) a friend gave me a pair of wool socks. I wasn’t sure how I felt about them but I was flattered to receive them. Wouldn’t you know it, they were the ones I would always reach for. After a while(a long while) I wore holes in the heels, and eventually the toes. I couldn’t believe how often I was willing to mend them. Then came the day I had to part with them, they had to go to the trash and I was thinking I should say a few kind words before I let them go.So of course I have to learn to make them. Mind you only half our staff has made socks. So again customers told us about a great DVD series put out by Knitting Korner. We have several but in the sock department we have Sock I and Sock II made on a special size Addi Turbo (#3 20″ circular). Sock I is a step by step single sock and Sock II is a step by step demonstration of making two socks at a time on two circular needles.

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