Socks That ?

Alright, I’m fessing up. I know I’m in the minority here, but…I don’t like my Socks That Rock. I wish I did. I wanted to like it. But the mediumweight — it’s just too heavy for me. The label says 8 stitches per inch, but I don’t see how that’s possible. At least, not if you want a sock that can’t stand up on its own.
I like my socks at 8 or 9 spi, and in my opinion, it’s more of a 6 to 7 spi yarn. I’m not the only one either.
So, after sitting in my stash for 6 months, I’m giving up, and selling my STR stash.

  • leave a comment if you’re interested
  • prices in US dollars
  • free shipping in the US
  • payment via paypal

covelite original put-up $17: 2 hanks, each 225 yds / 3oz.
one hank wound and 1 inch of sock has been knitted and ripped.


bronze $20: 1 hank, 380 yds / 5.5 oz.


spinel $20: 1 hank, 380 yds / 5.5 oz.
wound and 1 inch of sock knitted and ripped


rhodonite $20: 1 hank, 380 yds / 5.5 oz.
wound and 1 inch of sock knitted and ripped

14 thoughts on “Socks That ?

  1. looks like the covelite is still left? i’ll take the two hanks of that. sorry you didn’t like it–i’ve never tried it, but i’m looking forward to trying it!

  2. Word on the socks that rock, although those semisolids aren’t such a bad bunch. Not that Koigu (my one true socky love) is much thinner, though.

  3. I’ve been dreaming about STR. One day I will succumb. I’ve been wondering about lightweight vs. medium weight vs. heavy weight, so thanks for the mini-review.

  4. Well, I have to say WOOHOO!! I have about six hanks of the medium weight STR and I felt HORRIBLE saying it because I felt in the minority, I just didn’t like it. I wanted to like it, I TRIED to like it, I even begged the knitting Gods to “let me see the light” so to speak. In the end, I hated how thick it was and there was no changing my mind:( I prefer my socks to NOT “stand alone” if ya know what I mean. I knit a really nice pattern with it, tried them on and hated them:( They would be ok for house socks only in the winter and fall but I could never wear my sneakers or loafers with them. I could also possibly wear them with snow boots but that is it.

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