Sock Yarn Longevity: Knitpicks Stroll

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.

Patterns: “Uinta Cabin” and “Huron Mountain” from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush
Yarn: “Stroll Sport” and “Stroll Solid” by Knitpicks

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Years Worn: 2
Verdict: Stroll from Knitpicks is another economical choice for the discerning knitter on a budget. Most of my socks were knit from spectacular single skeins of stash picked up while traveling, but I wanted to knit these multi-colour patterns too, which take a little more planning. Enter Cheap Sock Yarn.

Like the Lion Brand selection I wrote about yesterday, I’m quite satisfied with this yarn. Again, you see some pilling. But I wear these guys hard. The Huron Mountain socks are almost the only pair I can wear with my clerical blacks, so I wear them a lot, and they are holding up just fine. 1.5 thumbs up.

The fingering weight Stroll yarns are still in production. Stroll Sport is discontinued, but I am not too sad about that as far as feet are concerned: I find the sport weight socks very hot. Acrylic and polyester always makes me sweat, though.

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