Hello, String Theory Merino DK.

The recent publication of my Welting Fantastic Cowl + Mitts led to an increased interest in String Theory Merino DK, specifically, in the Garnet colorway. When it vanished from the yarn tree in the DK weight corner, Anne and I did a quick inventory and talked ourselves into a Merino DK order. “We’ll have to get more Garnet,” we told one another, “and wouldn’t it be nice to have Merino DK in Charcoal? And Pewter?” It doesn’t take much for us to call String Theory; we love everything about their yarn, from ordering to unpacking to photographing to knitting to wearing it.


The box arrived yesterday, and it was a pleasure to unpack. This squishy, soft, superwash merino wool is perfect for so many projects–hats, mitts, scarves, shawls and other accessories, and sweaters for adults and children alike. I enjoyed every stitch of my Welting Fantastic Cowl and Mitts, and I’m sure I’ll use the Merino DK again when my next project wants between 5 + 6 stitches per inch from a yarn that holds its shape and has great stitch definition.

We couldn’t resist ordering just a few more colors of String Theory Caper Sock. Here are a few lighter colors, to brighten up the String Theory sock yarn cubby. From left to right: Pewter, Atlantis, Light Teal, and Mead. If you haven’t yet tried this soft-and-sturdy blend of superwash merino, cashmere, and nylon, consider Caper Sock for your next fingering weight project.


Come by the shop to see all the String Theory yarns. See you there!


  1. Amber D. Keith-Drowns on said:

    Hey ladies!!! Can you put two skeins of the Caper Sock Atlantis yarn to the side for me? I LOVE IT SO!!!!!

    • No problem, Amber! We’ll have them waiting for you. Looking forward to seeing what they become on your needles; what kind of project do you have planned?

      • Amber D. Keith-Drowns on said:

        Another Damask shawl. I got the pattern on Ravelry. It’s beautiful and needs great stitch definition! I’m working on a purple one right now. I’ll probably be by tomorrow to get them if you want to wind them for me!! Excited about this new color!!

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