Knitting with Peace

Peace Fleece that is.
So I have some skeins of Peace Fleece that I bought at a Sheep & Wool Fest. some years ago. So to give it a test run, I decided to knit a pair of child's socks. Also, my current sock project on 0 needles and 80 sts is going to take a while to finish (I'm only at the heel flap) and I needed some instant gratification.
So I cast on 32 sts on size 6 needles for these socks. Now when you begin knitting with this yarn, you may need to put on some lotion on your hands. After knitting with soft merino and switching to Peace Fleece, your hands will feel quite a shock. The fabric was coming out real stiff. But then I was using smaller needles than usual for this yarn to create a dense fabric anyway. But, here's the thing. Once you get these babies washed, they will soften quite a bit! I can imagine how much softer it would get if I was to knit with say size 8 needles. I'm now thinking of getting enough Peace Fleece for a cardigan or jacket. Hmm.. do they have something in plum?


albert's picture

Nice socks. The Peace Fleece has some mohair in it so it does have a different feel than pure wool.

V's picture

Thanks. Definately, the mohair creates a nice fuzzy halo.

purlyman's picture

Nice socks! Are you using the same pattern for your larger sock project? I'm looking for a sock pattern - got some sock yarn and want to try socks next. Those look really great.


V's picture

Thank you. Yes, I'm using a basic sock pattern for both socks. I use Annd Budd's Handy Book of Patterns.

BuduR's picture

Nice! like the color too.

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Asbjörn's picture

Great socks! I really love the color.