I'm a sock newbie and I'm having a difficult time choosing a sock yarm. I don't have a yarn store nearby so I've been looking online but it's difficult to judge yarns I've never come into contact with by online descriptions. Especially since I have never worked with sock yarn before.
Ideally I'd like something light, highly breathable, soft to silky-ish, and stretchy. I'm pretty darn warm-bodied (I've been called a 'human space heater') and I live in coastal South Carolina so I need something that won't make my feet melt off. I'm thinking 100% wool might not be for me and that seems to be what I find the most of. I guess I'm concerned about a blind purchase since of course most sock yarn is intended to be toasty warm which is not exactly what I'm looking for.
And of course I want something that won't drive me insane trying to work with it.
I really love the colorways of the Opal Rainforest collection. I've researched this yarn a lot but still can't get a good feel for it. If someone could describe it for me (thickness, softness, ease of working with it, needle size to get generic sock gauge, etc).
Also, I'm considering ordering some 5" Brittany Birch DPNs. Any thoughts on these?
Any insight that might help me on my (thus far rather confusing) search would be *greatly* appreciated!