In the middle of making my second pair of Cut&Paste socks, I decided that I wasn’t wild about my contrast yarn (Louet Gem Fingering, held double). So I popped over to Angelika’s Yarn Store to pick up some Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport (in “Blackberry” – yum!) instead. As I have mentioned many many many many many times before, Angelika’s can’t be beat when it comes to quick shipping and personal customer service. She is my go-to shop for Lorna’s Laces in particular.
It’s been awhile since I’ve sung the praises of Lorna’s Laces. But I do still love it. Whenever I want a great commercially-available semisolid superwash, it’s the one I go for, especially for baby knits and socks. According to Ravelry, fully 25 of my projects have been made, in part of in full, in some weight of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd (that’s roughly 10% of my projects, y’all). The yarn, especially in the Sock and the Sport, has the perfect sproing factor (what? you don’t judge yarn by sproing factor? I do! I’m very scientific that way).
I’m especially excited about the Sport I’ve ordered in “Blackberry”:
Gorgeous, right? I made some lace socks out of this color (in Sock) years ago, for my first ever sock swap:
Fancy Silk Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks.
That project was the first I really fell in love with the richness and depth of a good semisolid.
I think this is going to be the perfect contrast for my handspun Pigeonroof Fiber Studios in “Bridle,” and I can’t wait to get it in my hot little hands. Thanks to Angelika’s lightning-quick shipping, I won’t have to!
I love Lorna’s Shepherd in Sock (shown above). I love it in Sport:
(Yoked Cardigan in “Whisper”)
I love it in Worsted:
(One Skein Wonder in “Chocolate”)
When it comes to commercially-available semisolid superwash, I really don’t think it can be beat.
What about you? What is your go-to superwash?
I think my go-to right now is Spud & Chloe. I’ve made many a baby project with it. Oh, that and Miss Babbs.
Ooh, I haven’t used the sport yet! Shepherd Worsted is one of my all-time faves. My current go-to is Malabrigo Rios, and I’m working on a couple of SweetGeorgia projects (one worsted, one DK). I just bought a sweater’s worth of Cephalopod Traveller, so hopefully it’s as fabulous as it looks/feels.