A while ago, I received four skeins of Patons Kroy Socks from Yarn Canada to try out. I have never shopped at their place before but their $5 flat shipping rate plus free shipping for orders over $35 sound very attractive to me! As a Canadian I always have to pay more shipping + import fee for stuffs from the US. Besides always supporting my local yarn stores and fabric shops, I truly wish there are more Canada based online shops offering great craft supplies (at bargaining prices =P), so we can have more choices. Now, I know Yarn Canada would be a great option.
Ahh... the excitement of unboxing!
These are machine washable and dryable 4ply superfine yarns made of 75% washable wool and 25% nylon. Made in turkey and packaged in Canada, they come in 50g/1.75oz skeins. You will need two skeins for a pair of socks. They are sold at $6.95 per skein at Yarn Canada. So for under $15, you will be able a knit a pair of socks with so many colors available to choose from. How nice!
I received four colorways. The solid colors are Gentry Grey and Flax, and the variegated colors are Green Striped Ragg and Blue Brown Marl.
To test the yarns I made two blocks, combining together the solid and ombre colors. I love the domino square blocks shown at the front. The yarn worked out great with 2.5mm needles in gater stitch.
Overall Patons Kroy Socks is a cost effective sock yarn that come with solid qualities. There is only one thing that you may want to put in your notes: I found the solid color yarns being slightly thicker than their variegated buddies. So if you are planning to combine them, test ahead and make sure that this would not affect the result you wanted.