I have used Lion Brand self striping yarn for a few years now with great results. Yesterday though, I finished a pair of socks made from LB Sock-Ease.
- The yellow dye bled a lot while washing. This has never happened in the past.
- Before washing they fit very well. Afterwards, they looked too big.
- After placing on the KP’s size medium sock blocker they sag somewhat and are loose the 2x2 ribbing has no spring left.
- You can see on my leg how they sag. If I wash them again and lay them out to block instead of putting them back on the blocker, do you think the ribbing will go back or is it shot?
I didn’t really want yellow socks but the yarn was at a great clearance price. I started to use it for a shawl. If I had the lack of spring would not have mattered. Do I unravel them and turn them into a shawl? I don’t like to wear saggy socks.
Would any socks blocked on the blocker end up stretched out at the cuff? After seeing these results I will go back to hand shaping and blocking socks laid out on a towel as I have aways done it. I’m just disappointed that I spent $13.00 for the blockers. That could have been spent on yarn or other needles. Oh well, live and learn.