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cinnybuns
03-03-2007, 07:29 PM
Hi all i'm trying to look for other types of sock yarn other than wool, I have a friend who isn't very keen on the feeling of wool. I know there is cotton and the soysilk out there, but are there any other options?

How do all of them feel?

RiverDaughter
03-03-2007, 08:03 PM
I use the synthetic Red Heart yarn, but it doesn't breathe as well as natural fibers. It is soft, though.

KnittinVegan
03-04-2007, 08:59 PM
Hi all i'm trying to look for other types of sock yarn other than wool, I have a friend who isn't very keen on the feeling of wool. I know there is cotton and the soysilk out there, but are there any other options?

How do all of them feel?

I've had a very hard time finding sock yarn that doesn't contain wool. I haven't made socks yet, but I just used Hemp for Knitting's Allhemp3 to make Eunny Jang's endpaper mitts. It's 100% hemp and feels a little rough initially, but softens nicely. I bought mine from kpixie.com, but I'm sure there are other places to find it. I think it would make nice socks.

Julie
03-04-2007, 11:17 PM
I have used this: http://www.theknitter.com/cottoncolori.html

it is very, very soft :thumbsup: