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Arielluria 06-24-2008 09:45 AM

What's Your Favorite Yarn Weight For Socks?
 
So far my favorite sock yarn weight has been GGH's "sport" Weight with which I made these:

Ravelry has this listed as "sport" weight, but yarndex.com as DK. I got this yarn from my secret pal exchange here on KH last year and it's STILL my favorite so far!

I've enjoyed knitting socks with DK/sport weight much more than with Knit Picks' Essentials which yarndex calls a fingering weight.

knitgal 06-24-2008 10:12 AM

I almost always use fingering weight, I've never actually hear of anyone using laceweight- do people do that?

Arielluria 06-24-2008 10:22 AM

Don't know, it was a joke because considering how long it took me to make DHs socks in fingering weight, laceweight would take forEVER!:teehee:

Mike 06-24-2008 10:42 AM

Worsted winter wool socks.

knitgal 06-24-2008 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Arielluria (Post 1122167)
Don't know, it was a joke because considering how long it took me to make DHs socks in fingering weight, laceweight would take forEVER!:teehee:

I was going to say! I wouldn't be surprised if some people do knit socks in laceweight, but they must be much faster knitters than I am!

Arielluria 06-24-2008 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike (Post 1122172)
Worsted winter wool socks.

Is that even thicker than DK?

Mike 06-24-2008 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Arielluria (Post 1122180)
Is that even thicker than DK?

I think DK is classed as a light worsted.

I've never used anything called DK to judge where it would fit for myself.

Cynamar 06-24-2008 01:34 PM

I like sport-weight. It's just easier to handle. I would love to find sport-weight washable wool for socks.

Jan in CA 06-24-2008 02:24 PM

Hard question to answer for me. I find it easier to make heavier weight socks (sport, DK or worsted), but I couldn't possibly wear them. I have wide feet and even the fingering is somewhat iffy, but I don't think there's much chance I'll ever use lace weight. Eek!

Plantgoddess+ 06-24-2008 04:54 PM

I made a pair last month of KP Gossamer lace weight in colorway Sweetpea. It definitely takes longer, but I find them the most wearable of the 15 pair I've made this winter and spring. They are closer in weight to the store bought socks I wear pretty much year round. I definitely plan to make more laceweight socks. I got a pair from one skein and I think I have enough to make one more sock from what's left.
It's really not that bad to do. I didn't find it much worse than fingering weight on 2.25mm. It's nice to find a use for the 2mm dpns. I figure I better be doing it now before my eyes get too much worse. I can't see my stitches as it is.


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