View Full Version : Which worsted weight yarn on Knit Picks is best for sock knitting?
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.
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
10-15-2007, 10:32 PM
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.
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.
10-16-2007, 07:38 PM
thanks. the both the swish and the woolease sound like good ideas to me.
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.