When I bought this Hawthorne Sock Reel I wasn't sure what I was getting into.
It was an interesting knitting experience. I had so much fun with the cute little reels that I bought two more. I wish I hadn't. The knitted fabric looked weird while I was knitting with the kinky yarn but I thought it would straighten out after blocking.
I gave them a good soaking but I could still feel the fabric was odd. It's not anything like Hawthorne.
I slipped them on the blockers to dry and they looked even worse. The stitches are now all uneven and sloppy.
See? I am a loose knitter and I guess the extra kink just made a mess of it all. I was so disappointed. I am going to toss them in the wash and then give them a tumble to see it that helps tighten it up a bit. I even checked over on Ravelry to see what others were saying about this yarn and some people seemed to like the weird texture. I don't.
In addition I only had this much left of the reel when I was done and I had only knit a ladies medium pair. I doubt there would be enough for a man sock especially if you wanted them to match.
I guess the answer is to unravel the reel and block the yarn before knitting with it-but where's the fun in that?