8 people prefer 2-ply over Strong Arm
8 people prefer Strong Arm over 2-ply
8 people like both equally
1 person who preferred Strong Arm were emphatic in their love of Strong Arm and suggested that if I discontinue it that it will make baby unicorns cry.
1 person who preferred Strong Arm made whimpering noises when he discovered that I wouldn't be knitting him socks from Strong Arm if Strong Arm was discontinued. He proclaimed that if I won't be knitting him his own pair of Strong Arm socks then I need to forfeit my Strong Arm socks to him.
1 person--me--knows better than to argue with enthusiastic customers and people who know where I keep my hand knitted socks.
So here's what we're going to do. We're keeping Strong Arm and to reduce or possibly increase confusion I am renaming the 2-ply sock yarn to Strong Arm Skinny. This is going to work out well...I think.
Both Strong Arm and Strong Arm Skinny are 80/20 superwash merino wool and nylon. Both are technically fingering weight, however:
- Strong Arm Skinny is 2-ply true fingering weight. 400 yards per 100g. The yarn is soft, strong, well balanced. The high twist factor give this yarn a little bounce that charms me. Socks made from this yarn are good for 3 seasons.
- Strong Arm is a 3-ply, 364 yards per 100g. The yarn is round and has a diameter that places it in the heavy fingering weight category. It knits in to a thicker fabric with a high squish factor. Socks made from Strong Arm are the socks you will pull out when the temperature dips below freezing.
|Themyscira in Strong Arm|
|Themyscira (different lot) in Strong Arm Skinny|