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claireweber
06-21-2013, 08:40 AM
I was poking around yesterday and ran across this:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sock-yarn-patchwork-recipe

I found myself mesmerized, so much so that I had left it up on my browser and kept going back and looking at it.

Enjoy!

Antares
06-21-2013, 10:06 AM
Great find! Now if I only had lots of sock yarn with which to make that. Of course, it would work for any yarn that's the same weight.

Are you going to make something similar with your sock yarn?

GrumpyGramma
06-21-2013, 11:46 AM
Good stash buster for any yarn. I just can't throw out those little bits of yarn and that would use them up. Thanks!

claireweber
06-21-2013, 02:03 PM
:blush: I've actually never knitted socks before.

GG is right, though, any yarn will do. I just love how colorful this is. I may just need to start collecting sock yarn :teehee:

The sweater I'm working on is so complex, except for a few very short sections, the cable is worked every other row, and I'd really like to finish it before I move on to something else, especially after reading about ArtLady's misadventures.

GrumpyGramma
06-21-2013, 02:20 PM
:blush: I've actually never knitted socks before.

GG is right, though, any yarn will do. I just love how colorful this is. I may just need to start collecting sock yarn :teehee:

The sweater I'm working on is so complex, except for a few very short sections, the cable is worked every other row, and I'd really like to finish it before I move on to something else, especially after reading about ArtLady's misadventures.

I love sock yarn! I want to use it for lots of things. It would make a cool pullover but with the tiny needles it will take me forever and a day to make one. I've done socks with finger, sport, and worsted weight yarns. They're all cool for socks. Sock yarn would be really good for gloves, headbands, and lots of other things and if working with thin yarn doesn't scare you, you can use it for just about anything. Finding a pattern for just about anything could be hard but I'm sure there should be hat and glove patterns written for it. The more I knit with thinner yarns the more my worsted weight projects look like they'd be better in a thinner yarn. I have some swatches I did with crochet thread. I've not come up with what I want to knit from crochet thread yet, but I will. Oh, now that I think about it, maybe a headband would be good. Thanks, Claire. :muah: It's funny how things come together when I'm responding to a post here.

Antares
06-21-2013, 02:41 PM
The only thing I've made from sock yarn is a shawl. Go figure! I never did follow directions very well or stay on the beaten path all that much. The yarn worked wonderfully in the shawl, though. In fact, I often wish I was still knitting it, so perhaps it's time to make another one!

GrumpyGramma
06-21-2013, 03:15 PM
The only thing I've made from sock yarn is a shawl. Go figure! I never did follow directions very well or stay on the beaten path all that much. The yarn worked wonderfully in the shawl, though. In fact, I often wish I was still knitting it, so perhaps it's time to make another one!
Yeah, you need to make another one! What pattern did you use then, what will you use this time?

One problem I have with using fingering yarn for other projects is finding solid colors that I can actually afford to buy enough of. Most sock yarns are self striping and I tend to avoid horizontal stripes. I've seen space dyed yarn that would be cool for socks but I will only do superwash socks, hand washing is out! and it's all hand wash or the price is too high. I keep looking and will come across some one day. I want the space dyed yarn for Skew Socks (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=99702&highlight=skew+socks).

Antares
06-21-2013, 05:28 PM
This (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109382&highlight=live+oak) is the shawl I did in sock yarn. As you can see, it's kinda stripey yarn, but I think it looks okay in the shawl.

As for the next one, I'm not sure what I'll do. I love love love leaves in knitting, and this pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leaf-net-stole) is quite tempting, but I'm thinking I should do something . . . . different. Oh, wait! That's a stole and not even a shawl. Well then! We'll just leave it at this: I'm not sure what shawl pattern I'll do next, but what fun it will be to choose!

GrumpyGramma
06-21-2013, 06:16 PM
This (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109382&highlight=live+oak) is the shawl I did in sock yarn. As you can see, it's kinda stripey yarn, but I think it looks okay in the shawl.

As for the next one, I'm not sure what I'll do. I love love love leaves in knitting, and this pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leaf-net-stole) is quite tempting, but I'm thinking I should do something . . . . different. Oh, wait! That's a stole and not even a shawl. Well then! We'll just leave it at this: I'm not sure what shawl pattern I'll do next, but what fun it will be to choose!


Wow! Your shawl deserves to be seen again so I replied there too. :teehee: The stole would be lovely too. Is it total coincidence that it's shown in green?

jinxnit55
06-21-2013, 06:52 PM
I LOVE sock yarn and have never made socks (yet)! I am making baby hats out of it, and it would be great for delicate summer scarves, etc. I also made an adult sized "sockhead hat" out of Koigu KPPPM sock yarn that is stunning. Talk about miles of mindless knitting!

Antares
06-21-2013, 07:08 PM
I LOVE sock yarn and have never made socks (yet)! I am making baby hats out of it, and it would be great for delicate summer scarves, etc. I also made an adult sized "sockhead hat" out of Koigu KPPPM sock yarn that is stunning. Talk about miles of mindless knitting!

Oh, those are some good uses for sock yarn! Do you have any pictures of your finished projects (or did I just miss seeing them or maybe I missed the fact that they're knit in sock yarn when I did see them)?

GG: Perhaps it's a coincidence that both my shawl and the stole are in green (leaves, ya know), but what drew me to the shawl was the dropped stitches around the leaves. I think I would like that in any color!

claireweber
06-22-2013, 09:32 PM
I love sock yarn! I want to use it for lots of things. It would make a cool pullover but with the tiny needles it will take me forever and a day to make one. I've done socks with finger, sport, and worsted weight yarns. They're all cool for socks. Sock yarn would be really good for gloves, headbands, and lots of other things and if working with thin yarn doesn't scare you, you can use it for just about anything. Finding a pattern for just about anything could be hard but I'm sure there should be hat and glove patterns written for it. The more I knit with thinner yarns the more my worsted weight projects look like they'd be better in a thinner yarn. I have some swatches I did with crochet thread. I've not come up with what I want to knit from crochet thread yet, but I will. Oh, now that I think about it, maybe a headband would be good. Thanks, Claire. :muah: It's funny how things come together when I'm responding to a post here.

:muah: right back at you