Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness (fiberaddict) wrote,
Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness

Yarn Review: Salvia

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: $6.50/pair, I'll be buying 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:)
Tags: yarn review

  • June Recap and Photo catch-up

    Because I've been a busy little Fiberaddict. :lol: I can't remember when I actually sewed up some of these, so I'll just post them. I do remember the…

  • May Roundup

    :whew!: It has been a very very WET month! I didn't realize that we now had monsoon season......but, we do. So, not much time spent tearing down the…

  • April Showers bring...

    May thunderstorms. Or something like that. :lol: No photos this month, because my April socks consist of one (1) sock and a partial leg. :sigh: I…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.