“Yarn Shop Day is an annual celebration that takes place in hundreds of yarn and haberdashery stores across the country. Pay a visit to your local participating shop on the day and take advantage of what’s on offer, ranging from free patterns, discounts and competitions to book signings, goody bags and workshops.”
Yarn Shop Day (YSD) was held this year on 6th May and shortly afterwards Instagram lit up with lovely examples of socks being knitted in the official YSD yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners.
It’s such a pretty stripe that I couldn’t resist, and immediately hunted down a ball for socks for The Hubby.
My enthusiasm didn’t stretch to getting them straight on the needles, but they’re done now and I’m very happy with them. Funnily enough, so is The Hubs! We all know how much that man adores a hand knitted, colourful stripe!
As a little aside, I was recently knitting socks in the car with the kids in the back. Hubby was jovially bemoaning the fact that the socks were on the needles and not on his feet, when Miss Button piped up from the back that perhaps it was time he learned to knit his own socks so that mummy could knit other things. She possibly had the sweater for her, that was also on the needles, in mind, but I hooted with laughter.
She may also have had an extra treat that day…just sayin’!
I have to say that WYS make a really lovely sock yarn. It’s soft but sturdy, with good stitch definition, and, having knit with it before, I can confirm that it washes and wears well too. I think that makes the WYS sock yarns are great value for money. If your budget doesn’t stretch to some of the lovely artisan sock yarns out there, or, like me, you like to stick your socks in the washing machine and then over a radiator to dry (please don’t judge) then you can’t go wrong with WYS.
Also, they make stripy yarn with stripes that can be easily matched across a pair of socks. I may have mentioned previously that this is a personal
obsession bugbear preference of mine.
I’d definitely recommend this yarn! City Knits still had stock last time I looked.
|Pattern:||Regia 4 ply sock|
|Yarn:||West Yorkshire Spinners Sock Yarn|
|Colourway:||Yarn Shop Day Sock Yarn – Limited Edition|
|Purchased at:||City Knits|