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Old 06-09-2009, 02:55 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by JudiToots View Post
Can any yarn be used for socks? Or does it have to be especially made for socks? Pardon my ignorance on the subject.
Well, technically any yarn can be made into socks, but some won't be able to stand up the wear that socks get. Yarns with a nylon/polyester type component are supposed to be the best. For first socks you might try a worsted or DK weight in any yarn just to get a feel for the pattern.

As for stretching you might try using smaller needles. A tighter gauge is sturdier and is probably less like to stretch.

BTW...I don't wear my socks with shoes either. My wide feet just make it to tight. I could go up a size, but I still have the width issue.
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