There's one annoying thing about Novita, the largest Finnish yarn brand: they change their selection very often! I read about the lovely new yarns on Ravelry or get a few balls from my sister to try them out. I plan to buy (more) of this yarn the next time I visit Finland. By the time I get to visit Finland, they've discontinued the yarn! The bad thing is that I then can't get the yarns or colourways I want. But the good thing is that if I do find the yarns, they'll be in the marked down bin!
Like the first two yarns here: Flip Flop and Puro Batik. I got four balls of Flip Flop, a bulky acrylic yarn made out of recycled plastic bottles, from my sister last winter and really loved making baskets from it. I was hoping to buy more of it in a funky colour, but only found it in black. As it was marked down heavily to 1,66 € per 100% ball, I bought the remaining five balls anyway. I'll lighten up whatever I make from it with other, cheerier coloured yarns.
Puro Batik, a really soft aran weight acrylic yarn, wasn't marked down as heavily, but I was able to get the colours I wanted. I'm wondering if 400 grams would be enough for a funky top?
I also promised to knit him socks and asked him to choose a ball of Tico Tico, a new sock yarn by Novita. He liked two yarns and I bought both. I was at home I noticed Tico Tico is sock weight (to be knitted on 2,5 mm needles, that's US 1.5) and not the typical Finnish sock yarn weight DK (3-4 mm needles, that's US 3.25-3.5)! Now I have to knit him small gauge socks - and his feet are size 46! That's US 12! Maybe I could knit him anklets? That wouldn't be cheating, now would it?
Size 12 socks? Oh dear. Although it's not the legs that are the hard part, it's the never ending feet!
Maybe try toe up?
Your purchases are lovely & bargains!
The yarn made from recycled bottles sounds interesting...
Toe ups sound good, that's a good idea! I think I'll give that a try.