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Immax5
03-01-2007, 01:07 PM
I can't imagine knitting socks in wool...doesn't it make your ankles itch?

Lori

KathyinCali
03-01-2007, 01:39 PM
I'm a new sock knitter and I've knit my first two pair in Merino Wool (Karabella). It's quicker and I love thicker socks. No itching at all with the Karabella, I use it for lots of things!

Happy knitting :) :X:

Webigail
03-01-2007, 02:09 PM
I made a pair in wool and expected to be itching while knitting, certainly couldn't imagine wearing them.

However, I have to admit that if you buy decent sock yarn, it not only doesn't feel itchy, but is actually rather soft.

losnana
03-01-2007, 08:15 PM
I can't imagine knitting socks in wool...doesn't it make your ankles itch?

Lori

I guess if you use a really itchy wool, it might, but I've never had a problem with that. and they are so very WARM. YUM!! :heart:

knitqueen
03-01-2007, 10:00 PM
I think that the skin on our feet is much less sensitive than on other parts of our body. I find that a LOT of yarns are itchy to me when worn as a scarf, hat, neckband of a sweater, etc., but I've never had problems with itchy socks. :shrug:

hunterjenn
03-01-2007, 10:58 PM
Yeah, I bought a pair at Target that feel really itchy to my hands, but I don't notice it at all on my feet. They're my favorite because they're so toasty!

Rorshach
03-01-2007, 11:44 PM
I would guess that it really has to do with WHAT type of yarn you actually use, For example, I knit a pair of wool sox, and a pair of acrylic sox, and while I can wear the acrylics, I can't wear them as long as the wool sox. and I know I'm not allergic to the acrylic, but I think it's more due to how much moisture is actually let out.