459 yards (420 meters)
50% cotton, 17% wool, 17% nylon & 16% silk
Recommended Needle Size: US 2-3
I will confess. I love Noro yarns. I am addicted to watching their fabulous colors change as I work on my project. I made a shawl that combined Kureyon Sock yarn and Silk Garden Sock yarn in subtle stripes and when it was finished, it was the perfect combination of lightness and warmth.
Naturally I was very excited when Noro announced they were making a new sock yarn: Taiyo Sock Yarn. This sock yarn is a great addition to their yarn line because the 50% cotton content makes the yarn very soft and more cool than the wooly yarns. I wavered between two different colorways before I saw a customer who was working on a beautiful lacey summer top in one of them and I just had to have that colorway.
I used US 2 needles and cast on a pair of simple toe-up socks.I love the incredibly soft feel of the knitted fabric. My only caution is that you can't pull on this yarn as tightly because otherwise it will break. I had to relax my grip because I have a habit of tugging on my yarn when I start on a new round. Now that I have gotten used to it, it's been smooth sailing.
I can't wait to wear my socks! That's why Noro Taiyo Sock is my Pick of the Week!