Yarn Review – Cabbage Key by Lorna’s Laces

Product Name: Shepherd Sock in an Exclusive Colorway “Cabbage Key
Company: Lorna’s Laces via A Good Yarn in Sarasota, FL
Fiber Content: 80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon
Per Skein: Approx 100g, 430 yds (Fingering Weight)
Gauge: 7 stitches = 1 inch on US Size 1 knitting needles
Care: Machine wash cold, Machine dry until just damp.  Lay flat to finish.

I recently received a skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in the Exclusive Colorway “Cabbage Key” from A Good Yarn in Sarasota, FL.  I eagerly jumped at the opportunity to test this yarn – I used Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock yarn for knitting socks many times in the past and I have a good deal of Shepherd Sock in my personal stash.  The yarn is soft, one skein is enough for an average size pair of woman’s socks, the quality of Lorna’s Laces yarn is well established and the colorways are always wonderful.  I opened the package from Stitchcraft Marketing and immediately fell in love with this vibrant colorway – a mixture of green, lime green, green-blue and black.

A Good Yarn’s website states that  the inspiration for this exclusive colorway came from a the colorful black and green Cristata Nudibranch (a marine sea slug).  Sarasota is close to Cabbage Key Island off the Florida Gulf Coast. Hence, a beautiful colorway is born!

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Of course, I decided to test this beautiful colorway by knitting a pair of vanilla socks.  I love to showoff gorgeous yarn with a simply knitted pair of socks.  Although the recommended needle size is US Size 1 (2.25mm),I usually use US Size 1.5 (2.5mm) needles.  Lately, I’ve been knitting socks using the Magic Loop Method with 32 inch circular needles. After casting on 64 stitches and knitting a 2×2 rib for 2 inches, I began the stockinette section of the sock.  I love the way the colors are knitting up!  While this is not a self-striping yarn, the yarn pools in a beautiful, almost striping manner. The black and lime green offset each other much the way that little sea slug looks!  And the sublte variations in green and green-blue look like the beautiful water of the Florida Gulf! Just gorgeous! I can’t wait to finish these socks!


Note: Results may vary. Gauge, Number of Stitches and Other Factors can affect the way yarn looks when it is knitted. 

You can find Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport in Cabbage Key here. A 100g/430 yard skein is available for $28.
Disclosure: Stitchcraft Marketing sent iknit2purl2 (1) skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock Yarn in A Good Yarn’s Exclusive Colorway “Cabbage Key” FREE for review. iknit2purl2 was not compensated for the preceding review and all opinions in the above review are those of the blog author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of A Good Yarn store, Lorna’s Laces or Stitchcraft Marketing.