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Sneak Peek: Araucania Huasco Sock

Continuing our sneak peeks of new yarns for the Fall/Winter 2017 season, I’d like to introduce you to Araucania brand “Huasco Sock”.

If you follow us on Instagram, you know I’ve been enchanted with this skein of yarn for a few weeks now. It is definitely coming on vacation with me.

Why do we get our hands on a yarn that enchants us and then wait so long to actually use it?

Where do I begin about why this yarn has mesmerized me? First is probably the colors. I have color 1004-Galapogos Martin.

The predominance of red is right in my wheelhouse. But how intriguing are those speckles? And the larger stripes of color. I can’t wait to see how it will look knit up!

Second is the feel. Huasco Sock is 75% Superwash Wool and 25% Polyamide. It is soft to pet, but I know the polyamide content means it will have the strength to make good socks.

To avoid needing to cast on when I’m on the plane I knit a gauge swatch a few days ago. Aren’t the colors fun?!

This yarn is going to be lovely to knit with. It has good spring. I’m using US1 needles and got about 8 sts/1″.  With the math done and two rounds knit, I’ll be able to get straight to knitting my cuff once I’m settled in my seat.

Huasco Sock has 433 yards (396 meters) per 100 gram hank. One skein will be enough for an average pair of adult socks. I think it will also be a good choice for fingerless mitts, or one of those fun shawls that have been popping up on Ravelry which combine a speckled yarn with a solid colored yarn.

Jo Allport has designed two sock patterns and a pretty cowl pattern using Huasco Sock. They’ll be available in print in local yarn shops when the yarn is released.

Huasco Sock is launching with 8 colorways. My picture of the color card doesn’t do them justice! This yarn should start arriving in yarn shops in late August or early September.

Are you digging the speckled yarn trend?

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