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AngieLanigan 01-06-2009 08:49 AM

Knitting with sock yarn... other than socks?
 
So far, I've only knitting using worsed weight yarns. I was in Michael's yesterday, and they've got some really pretty sock yarn on clearance. Really, really pretty. I really want to buy it, but I really have zero desire to knit socks LOL

So, can you use sock yarn to knit anything besides socks?

Ingrid 01-06-2009 08:55 AM

Of course you can! Anything that calls for a fingering weight yarn should work.

PBELKNAP 01-06-2009 09:55 AM

Here's an example:

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/johnny/johnny.html

AngieLanigan 01-06-2009 10:18 AM

oh, awesome! Thanks! I didn't know what made sock yarn, sock yarn... I figured there was something special about it, other than just the weight and that some of them make pretty stripes :)

I don't know what I'm going to make with it, but I'm totally buying some today!

Woodi 01-06-2009 10:51 AM

I love sock yarn too. After knitting up half a dozen pairs last year, I have some ends left over. I plan to knit little purses from it, for my 4-year old grand-daughter. It would also make cute beanie hats.

suzeeq 01-06-2009 11:23 AM

You can make hats, scarves, shawls, neckwarmers with it. Either single or double stranded. I've seen the patterned sock yarn knit doubled and it makes a nice tweedy effect.

booskibabe 01-06-2009 01:59 PM

Here's another example:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTthermal.html
I plan on making this eventually. :D

knitasha 01-06-2009 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AngieLanigan (Post 1191454)
oh, awesome! Thanks! I didn't know what made sock yarn, sock yarn...


Wool sock yarn has two special characteristics:
it's usually machine washable (because socks get washed a lot)
and it usually has a small percentage of nylon mixed into the wool
for extra strength.

Jan in CA 01-06-2009 02:45 PM

I see you're on Rav... click on patterns/advanced search then narrow the choices down by selecting yarn and put in fingering weight. You'll see tons of patterns. :thumbsup:

jdee 01-06-2009 02:45 PM

I've used sock yarn for a baby hat, and also christmas ornaments. It's fun.


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