On-Line Supersocke 100 4-Ply City Color blends superwash wool and polyamide for a sturdy sock yarn that works up at 7.5 stitches to the inch. The bright City colors are super fun to watch stripe and pattern as you work with them. Made in Italy.
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Outstanding German sockenwolle!
By Captain Hook
from Olympia, WA
Comments about On-Line Supersocke 100 4-Ply City Color:
This color line works up into soft stripes with intermittent jacquard-type bands, with the usual ONline Garne quality.
Note that this 4-ply City line from last fall is spun in Italy. My bet is that it's done by the same mill that spins up Regia's 75-25 four-ply yarns. It feels similar to my hand.
Many other Supersocke lines are spun in Turkey, and in my opinion with varying levels of wool staple and spin quality. I'm not a huge stickler for the "all German supply chain" concept of, say, Opal. I think ONline's production managers, like Regia's, do very well jobbing out various pieces of the process to other EU concerns! I judge each yarn on its merits. But I tend to like the Italy-spun German sockenwolle the best!
To my hand 4-ply City feels like my favorite Regia sock yarns: high quality yarns that wear like iron, keep their shape, have carefully designed/engineered color patterns that don't pool, and keep those colors through many washings. These socks are breathe on the foot, wear like iron, wash up without felting or shrinking, and even are machine dryable. However I never machine dry socks, preferring the fiber to be on our footses, rather than in the lint filter.
I crochet all my household's socks, preferring for 4-ply yarns a steel hook with the German-style inline head at 2.0 or 2.25 mm. These SC, toe up, 3/2 cuff socks are soft, smooth, comfortable inside work/alpine/hiking/duty boots or hiking sandals, and thus perfect for our Pacific Northwest weather and outdoor demanding work and active play. Yes, we wear socks with sandals here...sometimes with our utility kilts. :D
I also use these yarns for garments, especially loving them for modular garments worked in tricot or Victoria crochet (today called Tunisian or Afghan).