This yarn has a slight "give" to it, which makes it perfect for socks that stay up, hats that stay on, gloves and mitts that fit snug, and even swimming suits, if you are so inclined! The cotton makes it comfortable for kids items as well, and for those of you who can't wear wool. You'll find free patterns on Cascade's website: http://www.cascadeyarns.com/patterns_fixation.asp
Wash: Machine wash warm. Tumble dry cool.
Due to the "give" in this stretchy yarn, most pairs of socks will take just 2 balls, but always check your pattern and sock size.