When Mountain Colors offered me a chance to try their Twizzlefoot Sock Yarn I was very interested in trying some. Mountain Colors offers gorgeous colorways, but mohair tends to make me itch, so I’ve been hesitant to try their Bearfoot base despite its rave reviews. But silk and wool? How could I resist????
Twizzlefoot Sock Yarn is 53% Superwash Merino Wool, 17% Domestic Wool, 17% Silk, and 13% Nylon. It comes in 450yd/100g skeins which is plenty to make a pair of cushy socks. The Twizzlefoot base has one strand that takes the dye differently than the other strands, creating a barberpole, or twizzle, look to the yarn. I selected the colorway Snapdragon, which is a deep pink skein with pops of wonderful autumn colors – oranges, reds, and browns.
I found this colorway impossible to photograph – I love all the rich tones but I found that they either appear too dark, or a bit blown out when I try and add more light.
The yarn was delightful to work with. It was soft, squishy and I knew it was going to make some really silky socks. I do think this skein would have made a stunning shawlette, with the silk adding a bit of drape. That said, the silk content in the yarn also makes for a lovely sock and silk will keep you warm on nippy days and cool on warmer days.
Despite my trouble capturing it just right in photographs, the color of this yarn is stunning. Mountain Colors is a genius with the dyepots – I couldn’t stop staring at these socks as I knit them.
I chose a simple pattern, the London B.Ridge Socks by Mina Philipp, in order to let the yarn shine through.
I really enjoyed working with this yarn and I would definitely use it again. Next time I might lean towards creating a drapey shawl or wrap; the colors are just too gorgeous to leave them in my shoes!
A special thank you to Stitchcraft Marketing and the folks at Mountain Colors who sent me a skein of Twizzlefoot (retail: $28.00) for free. I received no other compensation for this review. All opinions and photos are my own.