Before they angrily start to kick my ass... may I introduce my first socks made from Trekking yarn? Don't be distracted by the green grass below my feet. The picture is quite old and by today we are powdered in snow again.
Pattern: My basic sock pattern, toe-up, short-row heel, long 2k2p ribbing for the cuff
Yarn: Trekking XXL (Atelier Zitron), colour 110
Needles: 2,25mm dpns rosewood(!)
I knitted these toe-up for I was not sure what to expect from the 100g skein. The socks are rather long, though far from knee-high and I have a tiny rest to use for knitted toys or alike. The yarn is a delight, the random stripes blend very nicely. Julia, who apparently reads tags more carefully than I, asked about changing between two skeins as recommended for haindpainted yarns. Well, I didn't do. Most obviously, because I do not have another skein of this colourway (though I wish I would but that can be helped). Apart from that, I thought the stripes do a pretty good job just striping up as they do, no need to force an interruption. I attempted to write to the manufacturer Atelier Zitron in order to ask them about this advice but they have no online service whatsoever. Their self-appointed contact person at one stores I mailed about that kindly and almost eagerly offered help in becoming a retailer for this yarn. However, when I insisted on having the advice clarified she fell silent. Well.. I still do love this yarn!
It is fuzzy but not too much, has a nice shine for wool and also knits up with a good texture and good grip, if you know wat I mean. By now I can even tell you that it wears most comfortably.
Go and get some!
My favourite online yarn supplier Marianne does not only stock Trekking but also luxurious rosewood needles in US sizes. It doesn't say so on the page but she does. Just drop her a line, the customer service is smashing. Eventhough the page is only in German, I am sure she can handle any English emails and she does ship international. I would also be happy to act as mediator, just let me know.