Here it is, my long awaited Stars & Stripes Forever sock yarn! This yarn was so popular last year that I am taking pre-orders so I can be sure to order enough yarn (but I will cap it off....there are only so many striping yarns a girl can make and still enjoy summer!)
Since my usual sock yarn is a bit on the thick side for sock yarn, I will be dyeing my summer yarns on a new base for me...a Superwash Merino/Bamboo/Nylon blend (60/30/10), 3ply. The skeins will have plenty of yardage for socks....430y, 115g (4oz).
Bamboo has natural antibacterial properties, has a marvelous luster, and is light and cool. The merino adds memory and wicking properties, and the nylon lends its strength to the blend.
The pattern in the yarn is 5 alternating stripes of red and white that knit up to about 2 rows each, and then one ~4 row section of blue with 'stars'. If you belong to Ravelry, you can see an example of socks knitted with this yarn
. Note: The pictures are from last year's yarn, this year's colors may be somewhat different, but will definitely be red, white, and blue!
This yarn is also included in my Summer Sock Club, but signups are limited, so here's your chance to get Stars & Stripes Forever for yourself!
Pre-Orders will be taken until May 4th, 2008 (or until they are sold out, whichever is soonest). I will order the yarn on May 5th, and start dyeing the moment it arrives. I'll keep an update running in my blog as far as progress, and of course I will get the yarn to you as quickly as possible. I'll probably make more this summer, but it isn't guaranteed, plus the price will be a bit higher....the bamboo yarn just plain costs more!