SOCK YARN

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on Sep 21, 2010 9:58 AM

Where do I find the SOCKS thread??? I am having a lot of trouble finding the kind of sock yarn I want. I DO NOT like fingering weight. It is like knitting with thread. I would like to get DK weight or even worsted weight yarn in a merino wool/nylon combo that is really soft. I cannot find these yarns anywhere. Do you have any ideas?

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Zoe wrote
on Sep 21, 2010 10:21 AM

Hi Elaine,

http://www.knittingdaily.com/forums/t/5076.aspx  Click on this one.  Fingering weight yarn is usually a #1 or #2 weight yarn.  I like the DK (which is #3 weight).  I like the Bernat's yarns in that weight and most of them are usually the acrylic yarn.  I have allergies to the wool yarns.  I am going to try and post your blog on the socks thread as there are other knitters there who have different yarn experiences.

See you there, Zoe Smile

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AndreaW wrote
on Sep 21, 2010 12:48 PM

Hi Elaine...

Yes please...do feel welcome to come + join us @ "SOCKS". Either use Zoe's link in the post above or:  look on the main forum page under "Knitting Chat". If that's not the thread showing...just click on "Knitting Chat" + you'll get the list of threads.

Personally I do knit most of my socks w/ fingering wt....but also use others. Either 100% wool or wool w/ perhaps 25% nylon added for strength. I'm actually on my 3rd men's sock in a row right now knitting them w/ SRK's "On Your Toes"  DK Boot Sock Yarn w/ aloe vera. Machine wash + dry.....75% wool/ 25% nylon. Have made lots of prs w/ this as well as Regia's 6 ply which is approx same wt + fiber. There are lots of sock yarns that are not "thread"!!!

Come on over to "SOCKS" + say HI.....I'll find you some links to yarns.

     Take Care ...... Andrea

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on Sep 22, 2010 8:52 AM

Hi Zoe,

Thanks for getting back to me. I'll try the site you gave me. Do you find acrylic yarns to be too stretchy? Also, how do I get to the SOCK thread blog site?

 

Thanks,

Elaine

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on Sep 22, 2010 8:58 AM

Hello Andrea,

 

Thanks for the advice. I'll use Zoe's link right away. I'm new to all this; I find it comforting that people with experience are willing to help.

 

Hope to meet you on the SOCK thread,

 

Elaine

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