They are a bit of an unexpected delight. I bought four 50g balls of yarn for, I think, £3.99 in Lidl over a year ago, two were plain red and two looked like this -
I bought the pack because I wanted the plain red yarn and I didn't really fancy the other, but last year I was given some Lidl sock yarn and I knitted it up for myself, the first time I have had handknitted socks and I am completely converted, so I thought I would knit this up for myself as well. Of course, you can't tell how the stripes will work out until the yarn is knitted up so you are taking a chance, but I am delighted. Would you like to see my other pair? -
They are also deliciously warm and cosy. The yarn is 75% wool (warmth) and 25% polyamide (durability) and, here is the best bit, the socks can be washed in the washing machine! I have found it lovely to knit with, soft and smooth and I haven't had any problems with unevenness or knots. So if you are a knitter, you might want to keep your eye on Lidl. I bought this pack last week, four 50g balls for £3.99, not sock yarn this time but double knit, 100% wool and the pack says that it can go in the washing machine at a low temperature.
I haven't decided what to do with it yet but I couldn't resist the colours, these autumnal tones are my favourites. Perhaps they will turn into a scarf, or maybe some handwarmers?
I do hope you are keeping yourselves warm in this wintry weather. I'll be back soon with another recipe to keep you cosy.
Love, Mrs Tiggywinkle x