Friday, January 19, 2007

Fiber Friday - Special Blauband

I am currently using this yarn to make a pair of socks for the Socktopia Knit Along. The yarn is Froehlich Special Blauband. The color is 7436. Each skein is 50gm/225 yards and comes with a card of matching darning/reinforcing yarn. The picture shows the sole of the sock I'm currently knitting, the yarn in the skein and the darning yarn off to the right side.

So far I really like knitting with this yarn and it is knitting up into a really nice feeling fabric. I bought this quite a while ago when knitting socks was just a mere dream. The LYS had a couple skeins so I picked them up. I've never seen any more in the shop. If you know where to get some let me know.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very pretty colors! I love blues and purples.

Petra said...

Well I suppose usually you would have to go to Switzerland because Froehlich Wolle is a swiss product ;-) Wouldn't that be a nice excuse for a trip to Europe ;-))

Best wishes from Germany
Petra

Bobbi said...

great colors!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous!! I love those colors and the knit fabric is coming out great! Yummy! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the colors!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful yarn. Can't wait to see these socks. Using reinforcement yarn is something I've never done. Do you just carry it along when you start the heel? I've never seen Froehlich yarn in Raleigh. But, you know if I do, I'll give you a holler! (unless, of course, there is only one skein left...your s.o.l in that case;->)

Ang

cpurl17 said...

Those colors are sooo pretty. I can't wait to see the sock!

Anonymous said...

Wow, very pretty yarn! I would also be interested in getting my mitts on that yarn. Have you tried the CTH Glitter Alpaca?

Dipsy D. said...

Oh, what a very gorgeous yarn this is - I *so* love the colours! Looking forward to seeing more of the socks you're knitting with it!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colorway! It knits up beautifully too. I've never used this yarn before, but now that I've seen the picture, I may have to change that.

Margie said...

Unfortunately Special Blauband has been discontinued, so buy up any you see that you like at all. There will be no more. Jawoll also includes the reinforcing yarn in their skeins.