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12-01-2008, 04:39 PM
Hello everyone, Im new in this forum and I have to say that my English is not very good but i'll do my best. O.K, I have a question about elastic thread. I want to knit socks and I would like to use the elastic thread with it. what thread sould I buy? If some one can point me to company name or anything i"ll appreciate it...thank you:-P

12-01-2008, 04:53 PM
If you're knitting wool socks there is quite a bit of elasticity in that fiber. I haven't had any problems with wool socks sliding down my leg. If you want to knit cotton socks there are several brands of cotton yarn with less than 2% elastic in them and the yarn is very stretchy and I have made a number of socks using that. I like them quite well. I used http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann.com+Esprit&Cat=&ProductType=5&Count=2. There is also another brand Cascade Fixation that is the same.
If you really want elastic thread here is one site I found http://www.ctsusa.com/dept.aspx?dept_id=01-008.
Welcome to KH and good luck with your socks.