April 02, 2014

Zen Garden Socks For A Great Family Friend

Zen Garden Serenity 20
This is the first time I have knit with a yarn from Zen Garden, a Canadian company based in Ontario.
Serenity 20 is a merino wool/cashmere/nylon blend. It is incredibly soft in the hand but still gives excellent stitch definition.
Pattern: Basic Cabled Socks
Designer: Brainy Lady
Yarn: Zen Garden Serenity 20
Colour: Frosted Lilac
Needles: Circular - 2.25 mm
I searched for weeks to find just the right yarn to knit Melissa a pair of socks. You wouldn't think it would be a difficult task, given that there are hundreds of great sock yarns in a multitude of colours in local stores and online. Yet nothing spoke to me of her. And she deserves something particularly lovely.
Then, on yet another drab and dismal Saturday this winter, I decided to drop into Dartmouth Yarns and there, just inside the door, was the perfect skein of yarn - luxurious and very, very pretty.
If this winter in Canada has taught us nothing us, it has shown the wisdom of stocking up on warm woolen garments! I hope Melissa gets hours of comfort out of her Zen Garden socks.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

They are the most beautiful socks, Rose. I'm so grateful for you kindness, and for their warmth. I certainly doesn't feel spring yet!