From Natalie Fergie, the brilliant Indie Dyer of The Yarn Yard, comes the fabulous Toddy sock yarn:
Toddy – the perfect pick-me-up! Toddy is 75% merino for softness and cossetting and a cuddle when you need it, and 25% nylon for strength.
I used Toddy to knit a wonderful pair of mansocks, UK size 10.
There were 22gms left over. In yardage terms then, Toddy offers stacks for a pair of socks. I used 360 yards or thereabouts, leaving 100 yards over.
It is the quality of this yarn that astounds. Unbelievably soft and springy, it totally belies the 25% Nylon content that gives it its exceptional strength. In fact, the yarn feels as soft and smooth as a baby yarn. It has all the warmth and loft that you would expect from the Merino – and has a really high “cuddle” factor.
Knitted up, in this case on 2.75mm square needles, it gave a uniform stitch and a smooth fabric – with great elasticity throughout. The subtle variations in shade yield a sophisticated appearance to the colour.
I will certainly use Toddy again.
Toddy offers 420 metres per 100g. (460 yards approx.)
The current normal selling price is Â£11.00 per skein, plus postage.
Mine cost me Â£12 total, as it came via the Solid Club Subscription
N Fergie, The Yarn Yard
41 Roosevelt Road,