Tapping Tootsees

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Tapping Tootsees

Project ideas: Socks, sweaters, hats, gloves, mittens, shawls, scarves

Technique recommendations: Cables, lace, stockinette, garter stitches

Fiber content
: 60% superwash merino, 30% bamboo, 10% nylon

Gauge: 5–6stitches per inch using U.S. size 4–6 (3.5–4mm) needles
 

Care instructions: Machine wash, tumble dry low

Yarn details:

• 434 yds / 4oz
• Sport to DK Weight
• 23 stunning shades



We love the soft feel and spectacular color of this yarn. We were lucky enough to try the Raspberry Brambles colorway which is dyed using an “infused” dying technique. Each skein in this color looks a bit different from the next, so it can be a bit of an adventure to use, but we loved the finished look of our swatch. All of the available hues are rich and dramatic, creating a spectacular finished result regardless of which shade you select. Comprised of a wonderful blend of superwash merino and bamboo, the finished knitted fabric is soft, durable, and easy care, making this yarn ideal for projects that will see a lot of use. And, with the addition of a little nylon for extra durability this yarn is perfect for your next sock project. We did find that the weight of the yarn gauged more like a fingering or sock weight rather than DK or sport as the manufacturer suggested. Due to this change in weight we also found that we preferred the look of our finished fabric when knit with a smaller needle. As with any knitting project, we would recommend creating a gauge swatch to ensure that your finished garment will fit, and that the texture of the stitches is to your preference.