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8. February 2010 09:32
by Jobo

Yarn Candy Monday: Another great sock yarn find!

8. February 2010 09:32 by Jobo | 2 Comments

Earlier in January, I was introduced to Webs - another great online yarn retailer.  They have a special "Closeouts" section, where they list yarns that are being discontinued, or that the company was able to sell off at a greatly discounted price.  Since we are all trying to cut back on unnecessary spending, I figured that this might be a good chance for me to check out the sales, and perhaps try some new sock yarns for some pretty reasonable prices.

I was drawn immediately to the Araucania Ranco section... I have seen many projects made by other Ravellers, and the reviews looked good.  Plus the "Solids" selection was on sale for 7.99$ (US) per skein.  I couldn't resist, I ordered up two yummy skeins and hoped for the best!

Arucania Arucania Ranco Solid in "Lime" and "Fuschia"

After having made just one sock out of the lime green stuff, I am hooked.  I really like the feel of the yarn - very bouncy and full, but not itchy or stiff feeling.  Just the right balance.  When knit up, the stockinette sections of my sock are nice and smooth, but yet cables and lace are clearly defined too! The finished fabric is just right on 2.25 mm needles, not too dense or too thin.  I will definitely be buying more of this.

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