Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ravelry Dye-For-Glory - Sock Summit 2009

We are happy to announce that our sock yarns will be available at Sock Summit next month in Oregon. You will find us at the Cherry Tree Hill booth where Cheryl Potter has kindly agreed to sell our yarns.
The Sock Summit yarns are dyed on Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Select and available as a limited edition only, these are labelled "Light Fingering" and are very slightly lighter gauge than our regular fingering weight yarn (420 yards v.s. 410) but still a superwash Merino.
We also have an entry in Ravelry's Dye-For-Glory contest, if you are a Ravelry member you can vote for us at, our entry is "A Day at the Beach" in beautiful sunny pastels. The yarn colorway will be available in our regular SockScene and for a limited time on the Cherry Tree SuperSock Select base yarn.
So what's the difference between these two base yarns, both 100% Superwash Merino? The SuperSock Select is a finer micron Merino and feels a touch softer but has a little more Merino "fuzz" due to the finer wool, the standard SockScene yarn is a tiny bit less soft and a touch thicker with more "sproing" or bounce but 10 yards less per 4oz skein. In a blind test at a LYS the two tied for first place out of the yarns being tested which included some very popular hand dyes. We put it down to the love we show our yarns during the hand dye process!

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