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Inis
05-31-2007, 09:40 PM
What is a good yarn and/or pattern for thick, toasty warm socks? Kind of like slipper socks.

debb
05-31-2007, 11:03 PM
Here are some felted ones.
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTfuzzyfeet.html

and there is a slipper section at knittingpatterncentral

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/slippers.php

redwitch
06-01-2007, 12:43 AM
Any sock pattern with thick wool. Like this one http://home.earthlink.net/~bruxknits/pats/BasicSockChart.pdf
or if toe-up, increase until toe is wide enough, knit foot until it is long enough, do your preferred heel, knit the ankle/leg until it is long enough.
I like 2x2 ribbing for my pop whose feet get REALLY cold, other socks are too baggy at ankle, tight at calf, too short, not warm enough, do socks on pure merino, about 4.5 mm needles and he raves about them. Try searching for sockulators too.
Sarah

mamapaulsel
06-01-2007, 01:05 AM
Hi~
Have you ever used Malabrigo for your socks? I knit my first pair of socks using this yarn and fell in love with it. I really knits up some nice warm socks that are ultra soft. I live in South Dakota and my family is looking forward to having some warm socks for this winter. The colors are vibrant and beautiful. The down side is that you have to hand wash and lay flat to dry. The pattern that I used was just a basic sock pattern with a 2x2 ribbing. I'm totally hooked on knitting socks; they are the perfect take along project.:knitting:

mamapaulsel
06-01-2007, 01:08 AM
Hi~
Where can you get sockulators at? I haven't heard of them before.:??

Stonington
06-01-2007, 08:25 AM
Hi~
Have you ever used Malabrigo for your socks? I knit my first pair of socks using this yarn and fell in love with it. I really knits up some nice warm socks that are ultra soft. I live in South Dakota and my family is looking forward to having some warm socks for this winter. The colors are vibrant and beautiful. The down side is that you have to hand wash and lay flat to dry. The pattern that I used was just a basic sock pattern with a 2x2 ribbing. I'm totally hooked on knitting socks; they are the perfect take along project.:knitting:

Mamapaulsel (love that! lol) Do the socks felt when you wash them? I love Malabrigo too :hug:but I have only used it on one project so far and it was the Lucy Bag meant to be felted. Thanks! anne

Yarnlady
06-01-2007, 08:33 AM
I used Joan's Socks (http://www.cosy-place.com/html/34.html) and found them to be wonderfully easy to make xxxas well as very warm. :lol: I used a ww superwash that was on sale at my LYS, but Encore or Wool-Ease would work very well. Pics here (http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-jpaAmzcyc6c0Nn_BA9rcAO9b?p=226) on my blog.

carmabelle1191
06-01-2007, 06:52 PM
I made a pair of socks (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=56283&highlight=Bedtime+Socks) for my mom a while ago on size 9s with some sport weight yarn that I doubled. Here's (http://www.beartoes.com/patterns/tropicalpunch.html) the pattern if you want it.

Knitting_Guy
06-01-2007, 08:25 PM
I made a pair following Silver's Sock Class using worsted weight acrylic. Those suckers are very warm!

Inis
06-02-2007, 12:30 PM
I kinda wanna use a luxurious wool, but I suppose socks wear out too quickly to make that economical.

Knitting_Guy
06-02-2007, 05:56 PM
Well if you want to use a better wool and want them to last, double the yarn, especially at the heel, and they will be thicker and won't wear as quickly.

I am planning on doing some for next Winter and will be doubling the heel and toe so as to make them more sturdy.

Mulderknitter
06-02-2007, 06:44 PM
double the yarn, especially at the heel, and they will be thicker and won't wear as quickly.
That's a great idea Mason!
I hadn't thought of that! Will try on my winter socks I'm making as soon as I am done with everything else I am working on:lol:

jdee
06-02-2007, 09:20 PM
I made the cabled booties from One Skein, using woolease, chunky, from Lion brand. They're a little big, but boy, are they ever warm.

mamapaulsel
06-03-2007, 03:30 AM
Well, to be honest I haven't washed these socks yet. The tag said to hand wash and lay flat to dry. The women at the yarn store recommended the yarn for socks so I took their word for it. I'll let you know what happens when I do wash them.

redwitch
06-03-2007, 07:46 AM
Go online for sockulators where you type in your gauge and measurements, they spit out a pattern with all your numbers calculated for you.
I use soft thick luxurious wool for socks, I think it's worth it for my pop and to keep his feet warm, especially if you enjouy making socks! But you can knit something along with it or reinforce the sole - especially at toes and heels - to make them wear better, also try a twisted stitch eye of partridge for making the heels wear well.

Sarah

Mirl56
06-03-2007, 08:42 AM
Lionbrand.com has some sock patterns using lion wool. You could substitute a more luxurious wool, just match up the guage.

Marilyn