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tokmom
01-05-2010, 03:14 PM
I wish I could wear wool.:waah: I try but I just can't. I drool when I see the colorways that are so gorgeous and cry when I see they even have one ounce of wool in them.

Does anyone know of links for non wool sock yarn? I know it's been posted before. I was given money for xmas for sock yarn and I can't seem to find yarn that doesnt' have wool in it. I know it's out there.

I'd love to find a colorway that blends like a watercolor. Everything seems to boring as in color or hard stripes.

Maybe I'll just make myself some wool socks and take a handful of benadryl. That way I can sleep through the itching.:roflhard:

bebedechocolate
01-05-2010, 04:06 PM
Can you wear other animal fibers like alpaca or are all animal fibers a no-go?

sandy57th
01-05-2010, 04:14 PM
Try:
Mary Maxim Bamboo Stripes Sock Yarn
Crystal Palace Panda Soy
Crystal Palace Panda Cotton

Mirl56
01-05-2010, 04:18 PM
There are sock yarns made w/bamboo, cotton, even corn. Be sure to check the content because they often have wool, too.

I think these are some w/out wool:
http://www.straw.com/cpy/yarns/pandacotton-card.html
http://www.straw.com/cpy/yarns/Maizy-scans.html

tokmom
01-05-2010, 08:10 PM
Can you wear other animal fibers like alpaca or are all animal fibers a no-go?

None. I can't do angora, so I'm assuming alpaca is out.

KitchenerStitch
01-05-2010, 10:01 PM
Hello,
I've used the Lion Brand 'Jiffy' yarn with great results. It is 100% acrylic but feels like mohair wool. It is very soft and yet durable. I've made hats and scarves with it, and there are multi-colour yarns available that are coloured very nicely (as well as many solid colours.)
I searched for this yarn, since I can't wear wool either.
Good luck!

sandy57th
01-06-2010, 01:51 AM
There are sock yarns made w/bamboo, cotton, even corn. Be sure to check the content because they often have wool, too.

The ones I listed, plus Maizy, have no animal fiber in them, whatsoever, and are sock weight.

JudyD
01-06-2010, 07:45 AM
Check out this link for a whole page of non-wool sock yarns and some good looking socks!

Judy
http://veganknitting.typepad.com/vegan_knittingand_then_so/vegan-sock-yarns.html

Jan in CA
01-06-2010, 01:18 PM
That's an excellent list of non wool sock yarns, Judy!:thumbsup:

JudyD
01-06-2010, 04:30 PM
Thanks for fixing the link, Jan! (What was wrong with it? :aww: )

Judy

Jan in CA
01-06-2010, 05:56 PM
Thanks for fixing the link, Jan! (What was wrong with it? :aww: )

Judy

You didn't have the beginning part of the link..the http etc. ;)

JudyD
01-06-2010, 06:03 PM
You didn't have the beginning part of the link..the http etc. ;)


Oh, dear...another senior moment!!! :teehee:

Judy