Socks have a thankless job. They spend their days shoved deep inside a shoe. They try desperately to hold onto our foot and not slip around as they get walked on, all the while trying to breathe and not be too overwhelmed by the heat and moisture given off by the foot. Oh, and they still need to stay pretty just in case you hike up your pant-leg to show them off to a fellow knitter.

It takes a special yarn to be able to handle this responsibility. Those yarns that are up to the challenge will reward you with enduring beauty and, depending on the yarn, a possibility for subtle intrigue as well. READ FULL ARTICLE