Jimmy Beans Wool Review — A Great Place to Buy Sock Yarn

Cascade Yarn 200 bought from Jimmy Beans Wool online yarn store
Phone camera photo of recent package of beautiful Cascade200 fingering weight sock yarns from Jimmy Beans Wool

 


I love supporting local yarn and knitting shops when possible. I also love finding great places online to shop from that have friendly service as well as quick shipping.

Recently I came across Jimmy Beans Wool online when I was searching for vibrant sock yarn colors for the Baby Sock Knitting book I’m working on writing now. I found some lovely colors of wool fingering weight yarn by Cascade Yarns called Cascade200. They’re beautiful!

I look forward to knitting with them and seeing how cute, functional, and warm they knit up into baby socks!

I took a few quick photos with our professional digital camera
in our limited lighting since it is night. I might upload those or retake some with the finished product using my favorite natural light choice for photography. My camera phone photos will have to do for now. 🙂

So far, I highly recommend buying yarn from Jimmy Beans Wool! These are the reasons why:

1. Shipping was extremely quick!

2. My products (including gift knitting needles for our daughter) arrived with sufficient padding and was not damaged.

3. Jimmy Beans Wool carries great quality items! I found different brands of bamboo needles I enjoy using as well.

4. My online shopping experience was quick and easy and their website interface makes for clear navigation and visibility. My husband and I design some websites using Adobe and this matters a lot. (Side note: In due time, we may transfer this website into an Adobe one as well but the other projects are taking precedence now.)

Note: I was not paid or asked to write this review. I found a great place to buy sock yarn online and wanted to share that with my daily readers. 🙂

Happy Baby Sock Knitting!

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Does Yarn Weight Really Matter?

Picture comparison of knitting socks using different yarn weights
Camera phone photo comparison of knitting with two different yarn weights with sock yarn on the right

When I first started knitting, it took me a really long time to grasp the importance of different yarn weights.  What I was more focused on was the color and the feel of the yarn.  :-0

I wanted to know if any type of yarn could be knit up into a baby sock.  After knitting a few baby and toddler socks for our children I learned so many things that didn’t make sense before.

Though the picture above doesn’t show it extremely well, the sock yarn on the right is much much thinner, easier to work with, lighter, stretchier, and appropriately called sock yarn.  Sock yarn gives you approximately 7.5 inches using 3.5mm needles or less.

You can knit baby and toddler socks using worsted weight yarn but it will be thicker, knit up a little faster, and will require fewer stitches than sock yarn.

 


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SSP and Working on Writing Knitting Book

Working on writing my kniting book and the ribbing of this wool gray baby sock
Camera phone photo writing knitting book and knitting a wool baby sock on double-pointed needles

I have been having health challenges lately and getting much better though still resting a lot and recovering.  I have to sit most of the time as I regain my strength.  The Lord is our strength and He is so merciful.  Also, we’re excited at the news of another baby on the way.  My little baby bump shows above in the photo.  🙂

Yesterday I had some energy to continue working a little on a knitting book we hope to release as soon as possible.  In conjunction with the book, we also would like to release videos as well for instant download.  Our family continues to pray about all these projects.

In the photo above, I am working on the ribbing (K1P1) for the gray baby sock.  I love using double-pointed needles!  🙂

I also love working on knitting sweet baby socks!  It also makes this book writing project even more meaningful being pregnant with our sixth blessing.  We desire to bless others with this skill so that you too could knit baby or toddler socks for your children with high quality yarns at an affordable price.  Our family loves saving money and great bargains, especially for high quality products and items.  🙂

Working ssp while knitting a wool gray baby sock on dpns
Camera phone photo writing knitting book and knitting a wool baby sock

I’m sorry if the photo above is not very clear.  I mainly wanted to show a YO pair I was working on.  Do you see how there’s a stitch on the left needle and it is joined to the stitch on the right needle?  I am working on SSP.

Since I am on the purl side, I slip the stitches knit-wise.  This corrects the two stitches that are slipped.

After I took this photo, then I returned the stitches back to the left needle.

SSP knitting wool gray baby sock purling both from the back
Camera phone photo SSP purling both stitches

In the photo above, I’ve corrected the two stitches that were slipped to the right needle.  The two stitches were returned to the left.

Then it was time to place the right needle behind the two stitches and Purl them off.  It looks like a funny step.  If you keep your stitches close to the tips of the needles (being careful not to drop any too) it makes it easy to Purl the stitches off.

Do you see the drawings and sketches on the paper in the background?  Our family is so excited about our book projects, especially this one!  This knitting book is geared towards beginners in a step-by-step method.  I don’t want to just leave you with a pattern.  I want to be able to teach you without having to be beside you.  We want to teach you a valuable skill and are passionate about educating!

Enjoy your baby sock knitting!

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