Today I’m extolling the virtues of Shibuiknits Sock Yarn.

It’s a dream to knit with; smooth, non-splitty and does not ‘pill’, even after a lot of wear.  I’m currently knitting Wendy Johnson’s Diamond Gansey Pattern (above). It’s the second time I’ve used this yarn for socks. The first pair (pictured below) have been worn since August 2009 and still no sign of wear – the pattern stitches are still crisp.  I adore the colours and the pooling effects are fun.  

seaweed socks

So, until I use my absolute favourite yarn (Malabrigo Sock) to make an actual pair of socks (now there’s a novel idea!), this is my favourite sock yarn.