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KnitTwit
01-25-2008, 12:50 PM
Before I go off half-cocked and start buying sock yarn that I know zip, zero, nada about, I thought I would ask the experts what they consider to be their favorite self-striping sock yarn.

Catz
01-25-2008, 01:43 PM
I'm not much of an expert on knitting socks but I like Opal self striping sock yarn.

KnitTwit
01-25-2008, 01:48 PM
Thank you, Catz! I'll go look for it. :)

redheadrachel
01-25-2008, 02:01 PM
I've used Online striping sock yarns, and I like them :)

KnitTwit
01-25-2008, 02:06 PM
Thank you. I'll go check it out! :)

tootie44
01-25-2008, 04:28 PM
I like regia for stripes. It is not a "luxurious" yarn, but it has a zillion different colors/patterns and is pretty inexpensive. It also washes and dries wonderfully.

knittingymnast
01-25-2008, 04:34 PM
i dont really know, but i like Mark & Kattens Clowns Sock Yarn in colorway 1722.

Jan in CA
01-25-2008, 05:17 PM
I'm just starting to get into socks, but I am using Trekking XXL and I like it.

The.Knitter
01-25-2008, 05:22 PM
I like regia for stripes. It is not a "luxurious" yarn, but it has a zillion different colors/patterns and is pretty inexpensive. It also washes and dries wonderfully.

Is this a wool sock yarn? or is it acrylic? cotton? I am allergic to wool but would love to get some really nice sock yarn. Where did you get it from? TIA.

bethany
01-25-2008, 05:32 PM
Is this a wool sock yarn? or is it acrylic? cotton? I am allergic to wool but would love to get some really nice sock yarn. Where did you get it from? TIA.
I'm using Regia for my first pair -- it was recommended by my LYS owner because it's not too stretchy. It's 75% superwash wool and 25% polymid. (I don't know what polymid is). But I did another 4 rounds today and will work more of my first socks tomorrow. The colors are great, by Kaffe Fassett. I'm using colorway "mirage".

KnitTwit
01-25-2008, 09:12 PM
Wow!!! Thanks everybody for your input. Now I've got a few selections to choose from. :woohoo: