Yummy Socks

It’s a hand-painted sock-knitter’s world out there, and I’m just living in it. Or so it seems, a lot of the time. And while I have my own little stash of hand-painted and hand-dyed sock yarns, it makes it that much more of a relief to be reminded that a person can actually knit quite a decent pair of socks for less than $20.

This new finished pair speaks the truth – a lovely comfy and sturdy pair from Fibra natura Yummy in what I believe is the Raspberry Mocha colourway (in a basic 3×1 ribbing which has become my fall-back sock pattern lately). This is a pot-dyed yarn with the swooshy-mottled colour consistency reminiscent of hand-painted yarns, but with a tight twist and sturdy texture more like Patons Kroy Socks. For me, this is a good thing. I’m telling you, once you feel the twist on this stuff…I’ll just say I’ll be surprised if this doesn’t wear extremely well.


I have another skein of this in the Sangria (both courtesy of the Purple Purl…someone should really go back there and buy all the Grapesicle purple skeins before I succumb even more), and I’m happy to knit another. As long as they keep on expanding the colour line I don’t see why this yarn shouldn’t be a popular seller. Lisa is using hers in a pair of gloves and is already planning a second pair, which tells me the attraction can’t just be a figment of my imagination.

And now…I need a new pair of socks to cast on. Decisions, decisions!


  1. knittingdodo · ·

    Cute socks! I’ll have to keep my eye out for the yarn. I’m always up for less expensive, good quality sock yarn.

  2. I’m sure you’ll have no problem finding a pattern. It might be the yarn choices that sound like they could cause some indecision!

  3. I’m in the same boat as you – what socks to knit next. I’m just about finished a pair of knee high Noro socks inspired by yours.

  4. I’m with you. I love Patons Kroy – makes good long lasting socks. And the 3 x 1 rib is the best. Less work it seems than 2×2 rib but the socks stay up better than plain stockinet

  5. oh, those socks look great!

    i’m knitting a pair of jaywalkers right now and i JUST realized i may not have enough yarn for both socks (as i am 3/4 finished the first sock.) it is quite sad.

  6. Ooooh, pretty. And I like the name of the colorway– Raspberry Mocha. Makes me want a fancy coffee…

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