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KellyK
01-23-2006, 01:25 AM
Does anyone know what brands carry a self-striping, machine washable DK or sport wt sock yarn?? I have been searching...all Ive found so far is Lorna's Laces. $$$$!!!

Julie
01-23-2006, 01:26 AM
Knitpicks Parade is sport weight, and Regia has a 6-ply sock yarn. I've knit both with US4 needles.....big enough for you? :D

KellyK
01-23-2006, 01:39 AM
Oh...that's right....I knew about Parade, I just dont like the colors. Ill check out the Regia 6-ply!

Edited after checking out Regia 6-ply:
Those are some funky colors, too... :(

gardenmommy
01-23-2006, 02:36 AM
Well you could dye your own...

http://www.streetsandyos.com/archives/2005/06/selfstriping.php

Lana Grossa has a lot of sock yarns that are machine washable, but I'm not seeing exactly what their weights are.

http://www.lanagrossa.com/produkte/02_2005meilenweit.php?l=e&p=2hj_2005

Have you checked yarndex.com?

BonnieM
01-23-2006, 08:06 AM
Not sure what your price range is, but Opal has some nice DK weight yarn. Or, check out Fortissima sock yarn. Not sure of the weight, and it may not be the type of *striping* you're looking for....gee, that's a bunch a help, huh?

KellyK
01-23-2006, 09:05 AM
OOH! those Lana Grossa yarns are nice! Will check Opal.

I DID check Yarndex...I wish there was some way to search for sock yarns.....I searched on "sock" and only got, like, 5 results.

Thanks, Ladies!! :heart:

Julie
01-23-2006, 10:25 AM
Kelly, I wonder if you could search for superwash merino in those weights... that would narrow it down, at least. :D

And ooooh...so pretty: Opal 6-ply (http://www.simplysockyarn.com/Categories.bok?category=SOCK+YARN%3AOpal,+6-Ply,+DK+Weight)

KellyK
01-23-2006, 10:41 AM
OOH! Those Opal colors 1254 & 1255 are JUST what Im lookin for!!! :cheering:

Now....to find a MEGA SALE!!! *rubs hands together greedily*

gardenmommy
01-23-2006, 10:57 AM
Dagnabit Julie, now why did you have to go and do that? ;)

I like that 1125!

They do have some Regia on sale, but not sure what weight it is, looks like 7 st to the inch, and the Opal is 6, so not THAT much different.

Mer
01-23-2006, 11:05 AM
If you want to go cheap, Lion Brand Magic Stripes is sportweight! I'm using it now with size 4 needles. Machine washable too! :D

feministmama
01-23-2006, 11:47 AM
Here's a bigger list from yarndex

http://yarndex.com/search.cfm?action=search_adv&ss=Fingering+Wool&wt_1=&wt_2=&wt_3=on&wt_4=on&wt_5=&wt_6=&yarn_weight_id=45&fiber_id=7&CFID=5313258&CFTOKEN=37148887

margie
01-23-2006, 02:54 PM
Kelly, I've made socks with Moda Dea "Sassy Stripes" yarn. It lists it as "light weight" on the label- I'm not sure how that compares with sport or DK, but it is heavier than some sock yarns I've used- definitely not fingering weight. I bought mine at Michaels. It is 100% acrylic, but soft.