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madametj
10-15-2007, 07:48 PM
I checked "sock yarn" but it was all fingering weight:pout:. and i really want my first sock to be worsted weight so it doesn't drag on forever.

ecb
10-15-2007, 08:20 PM
knit picks, I have no idea
but I have made a pair with MMMmmmmmalabrigio and am making another pair with (yeah I know) Red Heart Camoflage (for my 12yo daughter)
I love knitting socks NOW

madametj
10-15-2007, 10:32 PM
bumpety bump

Foxyie
10-15-2007, 10:55 PM
hello. i recently made socks with knit picks bare worsted and they knitted up very nicely. Swish superwash (http://www.knitpicks.com/Swish+Superwash_YD5420153.html) is the same thing, but already dyed.

it stretched a bit while i used it making it more of a dk weight, but still a faster knit.
(i finished one sock in a day and a half)

it seems like it will hold up pretty well too.

jdee
10-15-2007, 10:56 PM
You could use Knitpick's swish superwash wool for worsted weight socks. If you didn't want to wait for an internet order to arrive, you could use wool-ease worsted, by Lion Brand. I made my first pair with it, and I still love them.

madametj
10-16-2007, 07:38 PM
thanks. the both the swish and the woolease sound like good ideas to me.

speattle
10-17-2007, 11:52 AM
I have used LB Wool ease. there is even a sock pattern on the LB website for Wool ease.

I've also used "Big Prints" by Mexico. It is a self patterning worsted weight machine washable wool.