Posted by on Jul 24, 2008 in fiber | 1 comment

Yukon by Pagewood Farms

Yukon by Pagewood Farm
7.5 sts/ inch on US 2 1/2 (3.0mm)
70% Merino, 20% Bamboo, 10% Nylon
450 yards. Color: Misty
Yukon on Ravelry

This yarn is lovely.  I had to laugh when I received this months yarn offering because I was just finishing my BILs Christmas socks(ravelry).  I had won this yarn in a contest much earlier in the year and earmarked it for my annual Camo Christmas socks (swatch below).  This yarn was a joy to knit with even in a simple stockinette stitch.  When the yarn arrived and recommended a US 2 needle, I decided to experiment and see how I liked the fabric at a larger gauge.  I got 7.5 stitches to the inch while 8 were recommended.  I actually did not mind the fabric at 7.5 it was still squishy and I would assume that it would not hurt the soles of my feet.

For a hard wearing sock, I for sure would go with the 9stitches per inch that I got on BILs socks.  It is a super flexible but still stretchy fabric.  Also the bamboo is great for a super active guy because it cools the feet while wicking and can fit the stink.

I am curious to knit this yarn up into a garment.  I think it would create a lovely background.  This yarn amazes me because it doesn’t really pool.  I was prepared for pooling.  No in fact I was trying to encourage it, but it flat refused.  I am still happy with my non-pooling outcome, just a little shocked at the result.

Yukon by Pagewood Farms

9sts/inch on US 1 1/2s (2.50mm)
70% Merino, 20% Bamboo, 10% Nylon
450 yards. Color: Camo