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humblestumble
11-16-2006, 12:11 AM
I need to knit a pair of socks for my best friend for Christmas, however, I cannot find any DK weight yarn in red or black! Please help me out here! Can anyone point me to a place (online preferably) where there is cheap/soft dk weight yarn? My friend has size 8 feet.

Jan in CA
11-16-2006, 12:50 AM
I'm sure there are more, but here's a few that look like they have red and black or close anyway.

Cotton Glace (http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Rowan_Yarn-Cotton_Glace_Yarn-512.html)
Alpaca Silk (http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Debbie_Bliss_Yarn-Alpaca_Silk_DK_Yarn-1672.html)
Cashmerino (http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Debbie_Bliss_Yarn-Cashmerino_DK_Yarn-2179.html)
Handknit _DK (http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Rowan_Yarn-Handknit_DK_Cotton_Yarn-513.html)
Plymouth Encore DK (http://plymouthyarn.com/index.php?nav=cYarn.yarnSearch)
Plymouth Dreambaby DK (http://plymouthyarn.com/index.php?nav=cYarn.yarnSearch)

SandraEllen
11-16-2006, 08:41 AM
There's merino style (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420104/yarn_display) (which is super soft) from Knitpicks. They have a couple colors of reddish and coal.

it's a handwash yarn though. =(

dustinac
11-16-2006, 10:09 AM
I have some Encore DK that is red and black its pretty and what I'm going to make my little girl a jumper out of..

candicane
11-16-2006, 11:54 AM
Valley Yarns at Webs has some worsted weight superwash merino that comes in red and black. I think they also give you a sock pattern with it.

http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/0/3431/

candice

suzeeq
11-16-2006, 02:02 PM
There's merino style (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420104/yarn_display) (which is super soft) from Knitpicks. They have a couple colors of reddish and coal.

it's a handwash yarn though. =(

And while Merino style is listed as a DK, it's more of a light worsted, not much thinner than regular worsted weight.

sue

humblestumble
11-17-2006, 01:02 AM
I'm considering the Plymouth Encore and I am trying to find an online store which sells it. If any of you have a link to a store that does, please send it my way :) I need to see how much it costs.