Monday, January 7, 2013

'nother pair of sox !

My most recent pair.  

Eyelets on the leg portion both front and back.

This yarn has an interesting component. 
It's called Outlast.  
I've pulled a couple of explanations off the web for ya.
Outlast® technology, 
originally developed for NASA, 
utilizes phase change materials (PCM) that absorb, 
store and release heat for optimal thermal comfort.  

Outlast® technology is comparable to ice in a drink; 
as it changes from solid to liquid, 
it absorbs heat and cools the drink, 
keeping that drink at the desired temperature for longer.

 Outlast® phase change materials work in the same way, but are microencapsulated to be permanently enclosed and protected in a polymer shell. 
We call microencapsulated phase change materials Thermocules™.
This encapsulation process makes the Thermocules™ exceptionally durable for many applications
These Thermocules™ can be incorporated into fabrics and fibers and have the capacity to absorb, store and release excess heat.  
This gives any product 
containing Outlast® technology the ability to continually regulate skin’s microclimate. 
As the skin gets hot, the heat is absorbed, 
and as it cools, that heat is released.

Outlast® technology is not wicking technology, 
which manages moisture by reacting to your sweat and pulling it away from the skin. 
Outlast® technology will proactively manage heat while controlling the production of moisture before it begins. 

The Loopy Ewe has this to say:

"This sock weight yarn is made from 
superwash Merino, nylon and Outlast

Outlast, a fiber technology that interacts with
the body's microclimate to moderate temporature
to help from being too hot or too cold.

It's yarn with a built-in climate control !"

Anyhoo, they feel great on my feet and I love the colors.
What more could a gal ask for?



  1. Wow, that's crazy! Does it really work? Even if it doesn't, they're very pretty ;-)

    1. Wore them only once for a short time. Not long enough for a good trial
      However, one knitter last summer work on a sweater using Outlast -a lifted off her leg tl realize that her leg was cool and her yarn warm. Go figure


  2. Cool socks, or should I say they are hot!??? Either way, they look great.

    1. All in all it's a wonderful feeling yarn.
      Makes for a great fitting sock.
      Actually, Dianna, they're knit on a smaller needle which gives an entirely different fit than those earlier sox I knit

      New pair on the needle last night.

      Hubby and I caked the yarn just before ten p.m.

      Gotta love knitting!


  3. Very nice. I like the eyelets. You're so amazing!!!

    1. These Eyelet sox began as Gimli
      But was too variegated so show off Gimli's stitch work.

      They were screaming for personal attention. So right after the Gimli cuff I thought Eyelets would be special enough for Black Purl.


  4. Now that is a big word.....

    love the socks!!

    1. Some one must had been paid per extra long words

      But it is interesting technology
      Coming from space travel safety
      And has progressed to use for feet/foot travel.


  5. Part of the material was designed by NASA? I'm sold! I'm dying to know if it works as advertised!

    1. Since I've worn them only once
      And that was on a moderate-temp-Ed day I have no opinion YET !

      But will certainly comment on the blog when I wear it on a cold winters day. :-)


  6. Interesting yarn in this very attractive pair of socks.

    1. Hey, Anna Marie, just now getting to read these. Be busy working on my Hazel Knits Mystery Sock KAL
      I'm still on Clue 1 and it's almost time for Clu 3

      Anyway, here I am. This yarn has me intrigued. Have two more of these Lorna's Laces skeins. It's Lorna's Laces Solemate Sock Yarn.

      Thanks for stopping by.


  7. Hi Gerry! I finally found the pesky recipe I promised. I hope you try them sometime they are so good and easy to slice and bake when company drops in.

    Orange-Spice Cookies

    1 C butter
    1 1/2 C sugar
    1 egg
    2 T corn syrup
    3 C flour
    2 t baking soda
    2 t ginger
    2 t cinnamon
    1/2 c cloves
    1 T grated orange zest

    Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and syrup, beating until well blended. Combine flour, soda, and spices. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Stir in orange rind.

    Shape dough into 2 rolls (we usually do 3 or 4), 1 inch in diameter. Wrap in waxed paper; chill overnight. Remove waxed paper and cut into 1/8-inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 400 degrees for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 8 dozen.

    1. Tina, thanks for taking the effort to locate your recipes AND time to type this into my comment area so that I can give 'em a try.

      Man, eight dozen morsels of sweetness. Am looking forward to shopping for ingredients and, the part I love, that is, laying out all the ingredients in order of appearance and then comes the time to combine and mix

      Oh, okay, yes, the best part I love is eating them !

      You're generous to share, Tina.

      Looking forward to our next exchange . . . So,talk with ya then.

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