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knitpurlgurl
06-20-2008, 07:10 AM
Those of you who knit with sport weight yarn for socks, can you tell me what your favorite is and why? I'm looking for a nice sport wt sock yarn to knit up my first pair of dpn socks. Thanks in advance!

Shandeh
06-22-2008, 06:26 PM
Just look at your local yarn shop for a nice DK or sportweight yarn that has a blend of mostly wool with nylon. But, if it's your first socks, you might want to get something less expensive to learn with.

I made my first socks with a sportweight acrylic/nylon blend yarn I bought at Walmart. It made me braver in learning, without worrying about messing up the yarn.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/29/45492549_e13a189a7a_m.jpg
I'm wearing those socks right now! :)

Next, I used a nicer wool sportweight yarn, to make some socks for my sister and her boyfriend.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2090/1709977362_91a1f8abbb_m.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2188/1709126627_8b54fb9823_m.jpg

After making them, I moved on to the nicer yarns in a fingering weight, without fear.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/77/163104056_c4b295e351_m.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/184/383745043_4c48bdecf9_m.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/247/461067358_13d2a0316a_m.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2368/1799132571_6e09805de5_m.jpg


Good luck!

Jaxhil
06-22-2008, 08:03 PM
Great socks, Shandeh!! I especially love the red ones and your first walmart~special ones.. oh and the pink lacy ones.. :teehee: ok, they're all great :mrgreen:

Shandeh
06-23-2008, 08:36 PM
Thank you, Hilary! :hug:

I made lots of other socks, but I didn't take photos of them all. Altogether, I've made about 20 pairs. They are addictive! :teehee:

mathwizard
06-23-2008, 09:47 PM
Nice socks! I am working on my first pair and am already addicted. Is there such a thing as rehab for knitters? I won't go,lol!!!