Sock Yarn Longevity: Sock-Ease (yes, Lion Brand)

A daily mini-series in which I give an updated review of some sock yarns I have used, having given the socks some wear. For first post and longer explanation, click here. Pattern link below is to my original review of the yarn when the socks were completed; yarn link goes to Ravelry.

Pattern: “Christmas in Tallinn” (adapted into socks from a Christmas stocking) from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush
Yarn: “Sock-Ease Solids” by Lion Brand


Years Worn: 2
Verdict: You know, I find some really serviceable yarns at JoAnns. I love me some luxury yarns, and I am a bit of a snob about acrylic. But back when I made these, I was poor as dirt, and this yarn was 10$ for four 50-gram balls. And you know what? I’m perfectly happy with it. As you see, it’s pilled significantly, but not hideously. It’s less noticeable on the colorwork part. The 25% acrylic means they’ve held up pretty well; the yarn is pretty thin so I was concerned it would wear through. They’re still a great pair. I’d give them a solid 1.5 thumbs up. Bonus points for being better than expected.

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