Here’s a group of size Small socks knit from my stash of Fortissima Socka Color, Zebra Series. All knit with the 54 cylinder on the Legaré 400.
(I finally noticed that I can put an accented vowel with WordPress. I don’t know if that was there before and I just never noticed! For that matter, I always pronounced the name without the accent and still often do out of habit – should be Leh-gah-ray)
I think this yarn maybe discontinued but I see it here and there on eBay and LYSs.
The colours are, from the left, Black #119, Blue #121, Brown #123, Tan #122, Moss Green #120. (My colour words, their numbers.) 75/25 Superwash Wool/Nylon; 420m/100g.
The black needed a looser tension, as is often the case with a deep black dye. I didn’t back off with the blue and brown but probably could have done a smidge. They cranked ok, just a little more effort.
I remember when I first looked at this yarn at the distributors. I wasn’t particularly moved by it, and the dealer was kind of pushing it so I suspected it may not have been moving well. I mean face it, these are fairly ordinary colours and there are so many spectacular colourways out there.
But what is most popular with knitters, and what is most popular with sock wearers isn’t always the same thing!
One colour + neutral in the sock – so easy to match with wardrobe. A ‘little’ flashy in the patterning of the one colour, so an adventurous step up from basic black, but not over the top intimidating.
Reminds me of my great soxifying epiphany – the day I realized people were buying ONLY my wowzer pizzazy socks and not my plain socks because I wasn’t knitting any plain socks!
And now, a little trivia…. is a group of Zebras called a:
answer – all of the above!