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blueeyes28
05-28-2009, 07:46 AM
I have a bunch and I am not in the mood for socks at the moment.

dustinac
05-28-2009, 08:48 AM
There are some mittens/gloves/fingerless gloves that call for fingering weight yarns...or a shawl/wrap...tank tops...

If you are on ravelry you could do an advanced search for fingering weight projects too :thumbsup:

Jan in CA
05-28-2009, 12:40 PM
You could start making squares for a blanket or a blanket. Some of them are gorgeous!

http://knitmeariver.blogspot.com/2008/03/how-to-knit-sock-yarn-square.html
I've seen one of these in sock yarn and it's beautiful!
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/afghans/st_st.htm
Or maybe some mitts
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/jacoby/jacoby.html

Rubyjane
05-28-2009, 01:24 PM
Well...we just had a SWTC trunk show at our LYS, and one of the items he had was a baby blanket made from Tofutsie. No pattern, but if you figure out the # of sts/inch, multiply that out to the size you want, you can do stocknette stich to the size you want; then crochet a lovely border arount it. It was BEAUTIFUL.

Another use for sock yarn I saw recently was a mitered squre blanket. It is going to be an adult sized blanket, an "heirloom". Each square was a different sock yarn, very tiny (maybe 2" x 2") and the girl who ws making it was using her yarn and trading with others on a knit-a-long site - sorry, but I don't know where. It was quite nice, but seemed time consuming.

Many of my knit friends are holding a strand of sock yarn with a DK or worsted weight and turning out some very unusual knit fabrics.

Hope this helps you.

cacunn
05-28-2009, 03:23 PM
You could hold two or three strands of sock yarn together and knit some interesting shawls, hats, gloves, etc.

candicane
05-28-2009, 03:48 PM
Shetland Shorty (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer08/PATTshetlandshorty.html) from the summer Knitty. I knit mine with 3 skeins of Shibui sock yarn. It is one of my favorite pieces.

Thermal (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTthermal.html) from Knitty is next up in my queue. Using Fortissimo Disco.

rachael72knitter
05-28-2009, 06:14 PM
I am making these for my Mom-

http://www.girlontherocks.com/knit/blog/2006/10/10/drip/

They are really cute coasters that look like rugs. They knit up really quick.

Woodi
05-28-2009, 07:35 PM
I am currently knitting the yarn Harlot scarf with sock yarn..it is my third YH scarf, and it's fun to try it with different types of yarns.

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/SockYarnScarf.JPG