Lotus Lantern Festival on Passport from Destination Yarn is the ultimate sock yarn with 8 ply construction making it extremely strong while also being very lofty and smooth. The high merino content (80%!) means that it is also very soft and takes the dye beautifully.
The Lotus Lantern Festival is a huge festival held every year in South Korea in honor and Celebration of Buddah's Birthday. Thousands of lanterns are strung through the streets. This colorway captures these rows of lanterns with rows of speckles.
Weight - Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)
Yardage - 436 yards(393 meters)
Unit weight - 110 grams (3.88 ounces)
Gauge - 7.0 to 8.0 sts = 1 inch
Needle size - US 1 - 3 or 2.25 - 3.25mm
Fibers - 80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon
Passport is a wonderful base to work with, and this colorway is so beautiful! The photo doesn't do it justice. It is my new favorite go-to because it works with so many colors! I haven't finished the shawl yet, but I am loving the way this is knitting up.