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Review: Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Glitter Sock

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I almost didn't want to write this post. 

Because.

I don't want to share or fight over this gorgeous yarn with anyone else. :D

Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Glitter Sock in "OOAK Sea Slug" colorway, exclusive colorway.

Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Glitter Sock in "OOAK Sea Slug" colorway, exclusive colorway.

Name: Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Glitter Sock in "Sea Slug" Exclusive Colorway for A Good Yarn Sarasota

Fiber Contents: 80% SW Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% sparkling nylon

Yardage: 400 yds/100g

Recommended Needle Size: US 1~3

Washing Instructions: Hand/machine wash & air dry

This colorway, "Sea Slug" and other exclusive colorways in the Purl Diver Collection was inspired by A Good Yarn Sarasota's shopowner's husband's underwater photography.

Sea Slug colorway is a variegated yarn, with a little bit of deep red wine color, earthy browns, and different shades of burgundy, and the sparkling nylon is embedded all over, making this yarn specially pretty and festive.

Did you hear that the Color of the Year in 2015 is going to be Marsala, a red-brown fortified wine color? This Sea Slug colorway is right there in the Marsala range, only prettier, because it's a yarn and more saturated and has sparkling nylon all over. 

To test the yarn, I decided to make another version of my Lady Sybil socks, except with longer legs and with short-row heels.

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This 3-ply (4-ply if you count the Sparkling Nylon) yarn has just enough twist for excellent stitch definition, as you can see here in the Lady Sybil's lace pattern. And even though the color changes occur frequently enough to be variegated, the colors work so harmoniously that it almost works like a semi-solid colorway. 

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The sparkling nylon, or Stellina fiber yarn, is all the rage this year and with cashmere and merino contents, Serenity Glitter sock yarn is just perfect for that soft, luxurious sock project. In the skein, you really can't feel the full potential of this yarn. Once I finished the first sock, I tried it on and felt like my foot was wrapped in clouds.

I am seriously in love with the glitter and all the deep rich red colors in this yarn. Can't wait to finish the project! 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me to review by Stitchcraft Marketing and A Good Yarn Sarasota, an LYS located in Florida. The opinions in this post and blog are entirely mine, and I was not otherwise paid, compensated, contracted, or obligated to review this product.