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This is MY opinion, and only reflects what *I* feel about the yarn. Your mileage may vary - you just might LOVE a yarn that I can't stand. It's what makes knitting so much fun :grin:

Yarn Name: Salvia

Colorway: Multiple

How Knit: Hand AND CSM

When Knit: 2008

Specs: Hand: 72 stitches on size 2s
CSM: both 72 cylinder and 54, moderate tension

Care: Machine wash, hang dry

Longevity: Not very, it seems. The hand-knit ones were for the husband; I've had to darn the toes twice in 6 months. The CSM-knit ones seem to last longer; I think it's because they're knit a little bit longer in the foot than the hand-knit ones.

Notes: The colorways look cool in the skein, but knit up oddly. The yarn feels like Lorna's Laces, but doesn't seem to last as long. The life seems longer on the machine-knit ones. The description claims they are machine-wash/dry...but the pair that got thrown in the dryer shrank to fit my 9 year old. It knits up nicely, but....if you're looking for bargain sock yarn, and aren't horrid on your socks, AND don't mind odd colors, then this yarn fits the bill. IF you want predictable colors, then you won't be happy with this yarn. It feels nice on the feet, though, and the colors are colorfast. Just....weird. :lol: Still...at $6.50/pair, I'll be buying more.....it satisfies my need for wildly-colored socks without breaking the bank. (I don't mind oddness in my socks...but some of these are odd indeed. :shrug:)
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