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Koigu - Painter's Palette

Fiber Content Skein Size Yards/Meters per Skein
100% handpainted Merino 1.75 oz/50 grams 176 yards
Yarn Weight Needle Size Stitch Gauge Row Gauge
Fingering US size 3/5mm 24 sts = 4 inch/10cm 36 rows = 4 inch/10cm

Chrisanne G. US size 1 6.5 sts = 1 inch none given
The colors and silkiness of this yarn are intoxicating.  It wears very well and is a pleasure to use; but expect to go down at least one needle size and work about 1" worth fewer stitches than usual--think of it as between sock and sport weight.  Well worth the effort to find out how it works for you. Great for a gift--to a loved one, or to yourself!
Kate in St. Louis none given none given none given
I am not a fan of Koigu  or any other Merino yarn for socks.  As a handspinner, I try to match the character of the yarn to the project  and Merino is expensive and will wear out if you really do wear your socks often, or shoeless as I often do at home.  I suppose if you are burdened with too much money and need a way to get rid of it, or bedridden, Merino would be good to prevent irritations when wear is not an issue.