Hubby’s Christmas Socks

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Last November, the folks over at Yarn Canada asked if I would give a review of Patons Kroy Socks. I picked out a few colours and cast on… for socks of course 🙂 First favourite thing? They’re self-striping. The stripes are perfect, and it’s possible to get quite OCD about it… which I did.

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Kayleigh-Approved

Kayleigh-Approved

The second thing is the robust nylon content, 25%, which makes for nice, sturdy socks.

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The third thing is the yarn itself; not merino, but wool, so I expected it to be scratchy but was pleasantly surprised. It’s not splitty either, which provided a nice, comfortable knit. The yardage is also quite decent, 166 yards per 50g ball. I bought two balls because I wanted longer socks, but one ball would do for, say, a pair of ankle socks (unless you were picky about matching stripes, in which case maxing out your yardage will be tough).

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Hubby loves his so much that I’ve cast on a pair for myself 🙂 So yes, I would definitely knit with it again. Personally, I prefer merino/nylon blends, but sometimes you just need a really hard-wearing sock (think hubby in construction) and this yarn fits the bill.

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You can see the full selection of Patons Kroy Sock yarns here. Pattern is Kate Atherley’s Basic Ribbed Sock (which is very awesome and totally free). Ravelry project page here.

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