Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cascade Heritage

I'm always on the lookout for solid color sock yarns, so the new Cascade "Heritage" caught my eye as I was browsing around Angelika's. It comes in about twenty solids and ten or twelve handpaints and it's very reasonably priced: $12 for a solid hank and $17 for a handpaint, but that's 437 yards per hank, so one will make a pair of socks or a scarf. It's superwash and has 25% nylon, both of which are important to me in choosing sock yarn. So I decided to try some. Oddly, given that I set out to look for solids, I ordered a handpaint.



This is the Dark Sunset colorway. So far, I love it. It is very soft in the hank. The base yarn seems about the same thickness and twist as LL Shepherd Sock. I'm guessing it will have good stitch definition, though I haven't swatched it yet. The colorway feels autumnal to me. I'll need some new socks for next winter.....

I have been working on many swatches this past week, for a proposal that I want to get in the mail by Tuesday. So the Heritage just has to wait for awhile.

7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

mmm. lovely yarn! It should make some wonderful socks.

smariek said...

Beautiful colorway, I can't wait to see how it knits up.

Angelika said...

I really love this yarn!!! I machine knit a bolero and a t-top this week. I thought I liked it before, but now I really like it!
http://www.angelikas-yarn-store.blogspot.com/
The T-top is done, and I hope to have pictures of it later today.
Angelika

magnusmog said...

Yummy yarn!

MollyBeees said...

Ooo! Pretty! I love Cascade's other yarn, I will have to try this one soon! I'm in super sock mode for Socks of Summer 2008!

YarnThrower said...

I'm so behind in keeping track of what is going on in the knitting world right now that I didn't even realize Cascade has a sock yarn. I'll have to try one of the solids, for sure! What fun! Someday when I have some time and fewer wip's, though...

Bonnie said...

Heritage is really very nice. I'm knitting a solid color pair with it right now and am very happy with it. It has excellent stitch definition.