With May’s arrival we usher in the true start of spring. To celebrate, we’re thinking superfine yarns for May’s Yarn of the Month. Visit our Manhattan Studio for our Yarn of the Month Sale, featuring Sock-Ease, LB Collection Penelope, plus two Dyed by Darrin yarns, Puma Sock Yarn and Sock-Ease. If you love the lightest-weight yarns, you’re in luck! These yarns will be 20% off all month long. And be sure to scope out our display racks for projects worked up in these superfine fibers.
May Yarn of the Month
Lion Brand’s Sock-Ease Yarn is 75% Wool, and 25% Nylon, for warmth and durability. Each skein weighs 3.5oz (100g), and measures 438yds (400m). You can easily knit a pair of socks with one of these generously-sized balls.
It comes in six colors, including Taffy, pictured at left. And one reviewer commented that the Marshmallow colorway dyes very easily!
Plus, working with Sock-Ease is a dream! Our crafters love how resistant it is to splitting, and gives great stitch definition. Sanne remarked: “I’ve been knitting socks for 45+ years. This yarn is gratifying to work with and has been used to knit men’s socks for cold winter wear at least 70% of the time for it holds up well.”
LB Collection Penelope
Our Penelope Yarn is new this year, and has been an instant-favorite with sock-makers. It’s comfortable and durable, because it’s a wool & polyamide blend, with 75% wool. And it comes in hanks, which can be unraveled for use. Each hank weighs 3.5oz (100g) and unravels to 459yds (420cm). For more about the myth behind the names, check out our blog from earlier this year.
Dyed by Darrin
You may have read our recent post about all of Darrin’s new creations, but this month, we’re highlighting his Puma Sock Yarn. It’s an 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere blend. It’s perfect for sock-making, and it’s also lovely for shawls and garments, because it will have beautiful drape. Puma Sock measures 400yds per skein. Our Yarn of the Month Sale will also feature Darrin’s Dyed Sock-Ease – please visit our Manhattan Studio to see all the beautiful colorways!
Our May Project Displays
On Our Scarf Rack
- Cedar Springs Cowl (Knit)
- Your First Knit Socks (Knit)
- Father’s Day Knit Socks (Knit)
- Simple Crochet Socks (Crochet)
- Fish Lips Kiss Heel (Knit) *A $1 pattern on Ravelry!
- Crochet Socks #2 (Crochet)
- Tweedy Leg Warmers (Knit)
- Father’s Day Socks (Knit)
- Double Strand Toe Up Socks (Knit)
- Striped Ribbed Socks (Knit)
- Woodsy Leg Warmers (Knit)
- Candy Colored Afghan (Crochet)
- Crochet Socks (Father’s Day) (Crochet)
- How I Make My Socks (Knit) *A free pattern on Ravelry!
- Contrast Toe & Heel Socks (Knit)
- Cozy Crochet Socks (Crochet)
- Spritzer Scarf (Knit)
*We’ve added these two Ravelry patterns to our display, to give you a chance to see how Puma Sock & Dyed Sock-Ease knit up! You will need a Ravelry account to access these patterns, which is free.