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taylorsmommie
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.

MamaKnits
05-03-2007, 09:36 PM
I'm a new sock knitter and like Sockotta. At my LYS, its about $9.

KnitClickChick
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.

auburnchick
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!

Silver
05-04-2007, 07:31 AM
Sockotta is one of my fave sock yarns. I also like Jawoll by Lang.

Mulderknitter
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:

misstialouise
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.

psammeadred
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.)

jeanius80
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.

Chel
05-04-2007, 12:52 PM
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!!!

cheesiesmom
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)

taylorsmommie
05-04-2007, 01:37 PM
Thanks so much for all of the suggestions! I can't wait to get started.

talche
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.

Braden
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.