2 skeins each of two Apple Pie colourways by Apple Laine, and one hand painted Claudia with a complementary colour Louet, all 100% wool. The top skein is a 50/50 merino/tencel from Briar Rose. More details on all of these as I knit them.
It can be tricky knitting 'art yarns' on the sock machine as each one is a little different and thus may require a different tension setting. And with pricey art yarn I certainly hate to sacrifice a skein to the learning curve.
I've found that Koigu and Fiber Artist yarns are a 'stiff knit' - perhaps a tighter twist - and require a more open tension, so that's where I'll begin with these new babies.
And in the box....
This is Kaffe Fassett's Design collection, commissioned by Regia. There are 6 colourways 'Landscape' and 6 colourways 'Mirage'. Each colourway from one group complements a colourway from the other group. In the picture the complementary groups are arranged vertically, with two 50 gram balls of each.
Each colourway can be knit on its own, or heels and toes done in one colourway with the body of the sock done in its complement. Or even one sock of the pair in one colourway and the other sock in the complement. My 'Holland' link in yesterday's post shows examples of the knit socks from Regia's promotional material.
I've been pleased with the quality of other Regia sock yarns and haven't had as many knotty experiences as with others. And I've a pretty good handle on the tensions required. (If that wasn't a jinx, I don't know what is!)
The problem now - all of these yarns want to be knit first. Where, oh where to begin.....