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ekgheiy
08-05-2005, 07:53 AM
Hey - has anyone made socks w/ cotton before? It seems the popular choice is wool. Any feedback on those who've tried cotton? Good? Bad? Indifferent? :thinking:

Silver
08-05-2005, 09:31 AM
Very good so long as it's a blend with a bit of nylon. A cotton, wool, nylon blend works very well too. Cotton alone is not stretchy enough, and your socks would stretch out (like when you pull them over your heel) and stay like that. :doh:

ekgheiy
08-05-2005, 03:37 PM
Ew!! I best re-think this Sugar'n'Cream sitting in my stash! :mrgreen:

Okay so - 11 balls of Sugar'n'Cream .... whatever shall I do?? :thinking:

ekgheiy
08-05-2005, 03:39 PM
Hey Silver,
Didn't I read that you made a sweater from s'n'c? What pattern did ya use??

Phretys
08-05-2005, 11:03 PM
I made a sock (note that I said "a" and not "a pair of" :D) from cotton yarn. It came out fine except for the ribbing which looks awful. I learned after the fact that cotton doesn't rib all that well.

~Debi~

Silver
08-05-2005, 11:07 PM
Hey Silver,
Didn't I read that you made a sweater from s'n'c? What pattern did ya use??
Yeah, I made "More Than A Sweatshirt" from Knitter's #54. I've done it twice actually. One for my mom, and one for a friend in Seattle! :)

http://www.cometosilver.com/bitethis/knitting/yellow_sweater_finished.jpg

ekgheiy
08-05-2005, 11:42 PM
Ooooo :shock: preeetty!! So the s'n'c passed the test? :cheering:

BinkyKat
08-05-2005, 11:45 PM
:shock: Wow! That looks just like my sweatshirt sweater from Eddie Bauer... I love that!
great job! :cheering:

rebecca
08-06-2005, 12:31 AM
This (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/yarn_display.aspx?itemid=5420119) isn't 100% cotton (of which I've never used) but it has 41% cotton, some wool, nylon & elastic and I will have to give it my recommendation as a most excellent sock yarn ;)