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flyingfingers
11-10-2007, 11:28 AM
I really like to make socks, but I the fingering weight is too fine for what I want, and I find worsted weight is too thick. Does anyone know of a DK weight sock yarn that is good to work with?
Thanks

Jan in CA
11-10-2007, 02:11 PM
I did a Google search and found some sport/DK weights of yarn.
http://www.nakedsheep.com/onsesoknya.html
http://www.yarnmarket.com/knitting/Rocking_Sock_Yarns-688.html
http://www.socknitters.com/YRbymfg.htm

DorothyDot
11-11-2007, 11:24 AM
Yes, in general it sounds like you're looking for a good sports-weight yarn.

I've made tons of socks. The weight of yarn I use varies with who the socks are for [hubby loves heavy socks to run around the house in; my mother always wears thin socks and has selected her shoes with this in mind; when I go for a winter hike, I need heavy wool socks]. Sometimes you want more durable sock-slippers, so then you'd craft a sole to sew on them.

And when we go to the Celtic festivals and hubby dresses in his kilt... he sports the most intricately-cabled knee socks you can imagine.

Dot

G J
11-11-2007, 04:11 PM
I actually have the same question. I like to knit THICK socks, but sock-weight yarn is NOT thick. Should I just look for Superwash wool (or blend) in sport or DK weight? I used OnLine SuperSocke for my last pair. It's okay, but scratchy to knit with.

samm
11-11-2007, 04:44 PM
Hi there! I've knit socks with dk yarn, and if you don't mind acrylic many would do. I found some fine wool, but not too fine, at Wal Mart, and it's called Georgia Yarn. I haven't knit with it yet, but it feel beautifully soft. It would work up in a dk pattern. For acrylic, I've used James Brett's Marble, and it seems to be wearing well. I don't dry it in the dryer, though. I like to knit dk weight socks for winter. They do knit up faster, too. :)