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05-03-2007, 09:33 PM
I've decided that I'm going to try knitting a pair of socks for my next project. What type of sock yarn do you like? It doesn't have to be anything fancy, and preferrably not too expensive.
05-03-2007, 09:36 PM
I'm a new sock knitter and like Sockotta. At my LYS, its about $9.
05-03-2007, 09:42 PM
I second the Sockotta yarn. It is $9 at my LYS also. You can make a pair of socks with one skein though, so I think $9 is reasonable.
05-03-2007, 10:35 PM
I bought some Lorna's Laces (after reading the rave reviews here), and it is sooooo soft! I haven't knitted it up yet, but I can't wait!
05-04-2007, 07:31 AM
Sockotta is one of my fave sock yarns. I also like Jawoll by Lang.
05-04-2007, 09:06 AM
I also like sockotta, and you can get it for cheap at http://www.discontinuedbrandnameyarn.com/
if they have any left :heart:
05-04-2007, 09:10 AM
I like the Patons Patonyle. It knits beautifully and is soooooo soft :D Love the colours too :D
It's my sock standard.
05-04-2007, 12:23 PM
I like Sockotta and Magic Stripes. (Bernat Sox isn't good for socks, though - because it's 100% synthetic, it doesn't stretch and makes your feet very sweaty.)
05-04-2007, 12:46 PM
i like the magic stripes from lion brand , but i think they are discontinued. i also bought an obscene amount of fingering yarn from jojoland on ebay (http://stores.ebay.com/JOJOSQUARE) (30 balls) and the price averages about $3 a ball, so $6 for a pair of socks. this was through auction, but you can buy singles from her too. its lovely soft yarn, and very pretty too.
I love Lornas Laces, Koigu, and Jitterbug. Pricey but I prefer them because I don't care for the fake fair isle patterning on some brands. I am a sucker for hand dyed yarn.
Oh and a plug for Cherry Blossom Fibers's etsy shop. ITs from out own Cindy H and I ADORE her sock yarns!!!
05-04-2007, 01:20 PM
Knitpicks has several fingering weight sock yarns and they are very nice. Not too expensive, but my absolute fave is Opal. It varies in price from one site to another, but it runs about $14.00 a skein (knits 1 pair of socks plus lotsa left overs)
05-04-2007, 01:37 PM
Thanks so much for all of the suggestions! I can't wait to get started.
05-04-2007, 11:13 PM
These are a little more expensive than the ones listed above but you only need one skein/hank for a pair. I like Opal, Mountain Colors Bearfoot, and Tofutsies(be careful if anyone has seafood allergies). They range from 15-22 usually. Oh and add a vote for Lorna's laces as well.
Knitpicks Essential is also nice, very soft after washing and comfy to wear.
05-05-2007, 12:28 AM
My favorites are Moutain Colours Bearfoot, Lorna's Laces, and KnitPicks Essential tweed. If I had to pick one, it would be Lorna's.