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  1. Linda L.
    Linda L.
    January 9, 2018 at 5:23 am |

    In the second paragraph, “By the Numbers”, you say “Each hank weights 3.5g (100oz)”. I think you mean to say that 100g = 3.5oz.
    100 ounces of wool would make a very large pair of socks!! 😉

    1. Ally Carey
      Ally Carey
      January 9, 2018 at 10:47 pm |

      Linda, thank you – good looking out! Must have been wishful thinking… 🙂

  2. Harriet
    January 10, 2018 at 12:15 pm |

    I would like to see a project knitted with this yarn, I can’t quite picture how the color changes will happen.

  3. Joyce Wendeln
    Joyce Wendeln
    January 10, 2018 at 1:17 pm |

    What kind of wool? It matters you know!!! I can only use Marino. I am allergic to all other kinds. Please be considerate and list the contents accurately.

  4. Linda Quick
    Linda Quick
    January 10, 2018 at 4:02 pm |

    Will you have a selection at the outlet in NJ? Thanks
    Linda Quick

    1. Ally Carey
      Ally Carey
      January 11, 2018 at 12:18 pm |

      Hi, Linda – For questions about outlet availability, it’s always best to give them a call directly to get the most up-to-date information. Their number is: 201-939-0611.

      1. Linda Quick
        Linda Quick
        January 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm |

        Will do. Thanks

  5. JJ pop
    JJ pop
    January 10, 2018 at 5:56 pm |

    The colors are amazing. The hanks look like they are worked up in stockinette stitch. Do you unravel them to wind into a yarn cake? I’ve never seen a hank that looks like this before. Thanks.

    1. Ally Carey
      Ally Carey
      January 11, 2018 at 12:19 pm |

      We suggest you unravel first, & then wind however you prefer. 🙂

      1. NikkiD
        January 23, 2018 at 9:16 pm |

        Thank you, I was also wondering about unraveling & winding before using.

  6. Sally Mettler
    Sally Mettler
    January 10, 2018 at 7:34 pm |

    Does this yarn need to be wound into a ball before ising beIN it separates as you are knitting socks. Need more information

  7. Sally Mettler
    Sally Mettler
    January 10, 2018 at 7:35 pm |

    I hate tablets that decide how to spell things!!!

  8. Linda L.
    Linda L.
    January 10, 2018 at 10:35 pm |

    Could you use this yarn in its non-unravelled state? How many yards is it before you pull it apart and what size would it be, i.e. bulky, super bulky?
    If you do unravel it, roughly how long are the colour changes? It would be very useful to show a couple of swatches both here and on your site when you have a yarn with colour changes so we could get an idea of how it works up. I’ve been disappointed in the past with yarns that changed colours either more frequently or less often than I was expecting which has an effect on the overall look of whatever you’re making.
    Just as an aside, I would switch the names of ‘Homer’ and ‘Calypso’ –
    the colours of the yarn don’t really match the backstory of the characters very well as they are. 😉 I do really like that the whole line is named after the woman who held things together while hubby was out messing up all over the place!! I’m not sure if it was an intended or unintended outcome that puts both Calypso and the Sirens as ‘under’ and so subservient to Penelope, the wife of the man they are leading astray. If intended, that’s a nice touch!

    1. Ally Carey
      Ally Carey
      January 16, 2018 at 9:45 pm |

      Hi, Linda – You can use the yarn in it’s unraveled state, though it’s been suggested by Studio staff that you won’t get too far (we don’t have info on the yardage). It’d be considered Jumbo! I’m not sure if you follow us on instagram, but we’ll be sharing a photo tomorrow showing the beginnings of a double-pointed needle project, and you can see a bit better how the colors shift. We’re @lionbrandstudio on instagram! I love your interest in the Odyssey elements, I love the name, too! 🙂

  9. EmilyVictoria
    January 10, 2018 at 11:27 pm |

    First, I absolutely love the colors! About time you guys came out with a new sock weight yarn! But second, I kinda don’t know how to feel about having to unravel it as I knit. I’ve seen dye your sock blanks and the like, but never used one. I honestly feel like it would be so tedious for me to have to either knit directly from it, or unravel it into a ball first, or perhaps even having to soak it first because of the kinks! Ugh… They’re just so pretty though and the price is good too.

  10. Juanita Nells
    Juanita Nells
    January 10, 2018 at 11:30 pm |

    I’m willing to try the yarn, but need more info on it.. thank you

    1. Ally Carey
      Ally Carey
      January 11, 2018 at 12:22 pm |

      See our reply to your next comment!

  11. Juanita Nells
    Juanita Nells
    January 10, 2018 at 11:33 pm |

    I’ve never knitted socks before. Kinda scared, since i’m a newbie in knitting. Willing to learn though..

    1. Ally Carey
      Ally Carey
      January 11, 2018 at 12:22 pm |

      Hi, Juanita – You could definitely use this yarn for any light weight project! Don’t feel confined to just socks. 🙂 But, if you’re in the New York metro area, you’re welcome to come to one of our monthly Sock Hops, where we focus on sock knitting & crocheting for the evening!

  12. Juanita Nells
    Juanita Nells
    January 10, 2018 at 11:34 pm |


    1. Ally Carey
      Ally Carey
      January 11, 2018 at 12:22 pm |

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  13. Joann Panzica
    Joann Panzica
    January 11, 2018 at 9:54 am |

    I appreciate that you’ve taken the time to introduce your new yarn, but I’m very upset that there’s not one crocheted item suggested! You can’t alienate an entire group of crafters like this! Shame on you Lion Brand!

    1. Ally Carey
      Ally Carey
      January 11, 2018 at 12:16 pm |

      Hi, Joann – The Men’s Crochet Socks are a crochet pattern for sure, and we’d definitely recommend them for anybody! Here’s a link to more crochet patterns with this weight yarn: .

    2. Marie
      January 12, 2018 at 9:27 am |

      Funny- I seem to see more crochet patterns than knit in the emails I get and I don’t crochet! Too bad the sites don’t have a way to choose “All” “crochet” or “knit” patterns then I wouldn’t fall in love with a photo only to find out I can’t make it.

      1. Ally Carey
        Ally Carey
        January 16, 2018 at 9:42 pm |

        Hi, Marie – on our Lion Brand website, when searching patterns, you can select your preferred craft, and the results should be accurate (once in a while, a pattern for the other craft sneaks in!).

  14. Lilith
    January 11, 2018 at 3:35 pm |

    Hello, I thanks you for giving the link to the crochet men’s socks pattern, but I was wondering if you have a pattern for ladies knee-high socks. I like to wear them a lot under my long trousers but cannot always find them in stores, so I would like to make some for myself.
    And do you know of a way to bring some “elastic” in it so they don’t slip down all the time? Thank you very much.

  15. A fun sock pattern for Penelope!
    January 27, 2018 at 10:30 am

    […] you read our recent post introducing Penelope, you know we’re over the moon about our new superfine beauty. On our needles this month are […]

  16. May Yarn of the Month: Think Superfine

    […] 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. […]

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