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Rakuqueen
Chatty Knitter

USA
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Posted - 02/27/2009 :  08:10:58 AM  Show Profile Send Rakuqueen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi All,

Has anyone used Berroco sox yarn? I received a skein for at a Christmas exchange and am in the process of knitting the socks. First one is done and have started the second, the colors are ok. A little to much orange in the skein I received, but my problem with it is, it doesn't feel soft. It feels a little rough, will that go away after washing it? I have been making a pair w/ LL sheperd sport (very soft) but stuck on the pattern, will meet w/ my friend tomorrow and get going again. My first atempt at toe up socks.
Have a great weekend. Any knitters in the Myrtle Beach area, remember Sat, Feb 28 is the Knit In at the Senior Center form 10-3.
Hope to see you there. I'll be at the felting table.

Jane

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Ceil
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USA
1802 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2009 :  6:35:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If you mean the acrylic yarn, then yes, I have. I knitted it on US size 1.5 needles. Size 1 felt hard on the hands. If your gauge turned out the same as mine and you used size 1, then maybe it does come out feeling hard. Then again, that may be the nature of acrylic yarn.

Ceil

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Rakuqueen
Chatty Knitter

USA
169 Posts

Posted - 03/10/2009 :  7:58:09 PM  Show Profile Send Rakuqueen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Berroco Sox yarn is 75% superwash and 25% nylon
The colors are very intense.

Rakuqueen
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Sticks and String
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USA
1113 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2009 :  11:42:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Sticks and String's Homepage Send Sticks and String a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've used it and found that it softened up after washing which I know doesn't help much for the knitting but nevertheless... Maybe washing the skein before knitting would help your hands.


Jo

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Rakuqueen
Chatty Knitter

USA
169 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2009 :  8:11:10 PM  Show Profile Send Rakuqueen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thats an idea, finishing up the LL socks, they feel soo good. Will try washing for the second sock.

Jane

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orangeknits
Warming Up

USA
64 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2009 :  07:28:02 AM  Show Profile Send orangeknits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I used it and liked it much better after washing. Check out this review http://www.knitting-socks.com/berroco-sox.htmland http://www.knitting-socks.com/berroco-metallic-sox.html
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