Why do we love Poems Sock yarn?
We love the lively color palette of Poems Sock yarn. All of the colors are bright and fun, perfect for putting a little zing in your knitting. Poems sock is a self-striping yarn, so the colors will change as you knit. This soft machine washable yarn is a blend of Superwash Wool and Nylon. The nylon provides the "memory" to give your socks a bit of bounce and keeps them up on your leg. Use this fingering weight yarn for other knitting projects, too. It's great for lace shawls, hats, mittens, and even sweaters.
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Posted by Orea on 16th Feb 2013
When I spend this kind of money on a yarn, I expect it to be both beautiful and a pleasure to work. This is not the case here. I made the mistake of buying this as the recommended yarn for a knit along. It was an unfamiliar pattern and I quickly got into trouble with it. When I tried to start over, the stitches seemed to have bonded so well that they wouldn't undo. And I tried! I finally just broke the yarn and pitched the knitted part. (Which, fortunately, was very small. I got into trouble fast! Otherwise it would have broken my heart.) I still have most of my two skeins of this, and I still love the Aurora Borealis color, but I am going to have to find a pattern so simple that I probably won't mess up, even when my attention wavers. But I can't recommend this lovely yarn unless you are a knitter who never needs to frog.
Posted by Rebekah on 22nd Dec 2012
I used the Aurora Borealis colorway for an infinity scarf using this pattern: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90124996/richmond-infinity-lace-scarf-crochet?ref=af_you_favitem
It was a Secret Santa gift for my work. The gift was very well-received, and I was sad to give it away because the scarf was so beautiful.
My only criticism of the yarn itself is that if/when I made a mistake and had to rip out stitches, the yarn tended to stick to itself and because it is such a lightweight yarn, I couldn't pull too hard for fear of completely ripping the yarn.
I have Grape Arbor in my pile to make that same infinity scarf for myself, and I am getting lots of requests from co-workers for a scarf. I will definitely be buying more of this yarn!
Posted by Sue C. on 22nd Oct 2012
I, too, got the Simple Yet Effective Shawl pattern and the Poems Sock yarn that was suggested. The colors are definitely gorgeous, but knitting with it is just too aggravating. The yarn splits so badly that I have to watch every stitch, even when I'm doing only stockinette and garter stitches. I switched to blunt-tipped needles, and it still splits. This shawl would normally take just a day or two, but having to go back and fix the split stitches that I hadn't noticed has made this a four- or five-day project. I'm going to stick to Noro. I won't use any Poems yarns at all anymore.
Posted by Noreen on 16th Jul 2012
I ordered the Simple Yet Effective Shawl and this yarn and couldn't wait till it arrived in the mail. Opened the package loved the look and feel of the yarn so soft. Got the skeins rolled into balls and cast on. I couldn't believe how awful this yarn was to knit with, it splits and I have to watch carefully to make sure I am getting the entire stitch. I was making this as a gift for someone who just loved the pattern - don't know if I will be able to presevere.
Posted by mary on 29th May 2012
nice soft yarn - gorgeous color!