Ravelry Strikes Again: New Shetland Yarn for SKP

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And then, I found this group on Ravelry…

This Group is SKP…the Sock Knitters Pentathalon International…a group of passionate, talented knitters who will knit 5 pairs of socks over the course of the year. The first challenge was posted a while back…the 1st of February…and I am well behind. Even more behind than usual, as I’ve decided to spin my yarns. Many of the knitters are posing challenges for themselves within the challenge.

So here it is…the first leg of my challenge…a few ounces of 2 ply Shetland…which, I must add, matches my hair exACTly. The Shetland has its own story, but let it suffice to say that this is the remains of an 8oz bag of roving that I won in le tour de fleece a couple years ago. I made one pair of gansey socks from 60 g of this wool. And nearly wore them out.

This yarn measures 26wpi, is very soft, and beautiful. I will be knitting toes and heels with a contrasting yarn…in all likelihood a Border Leicester 2 ply. This will give me the added strength that I want. The sock pattern is a fine gansey. I believe this yarn will suit the sock perfectly.

Lovely, n’est-ce pas?

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