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Old 02-03-2013, 02:48 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Honestly, I don't think I'd bother knitting socks if they wear out that fast. Hand knit socks take too long even if they are a labor of love and are too expensive.

That said...Stainless steel yarn isn't soft enough nor do I think it's durable enough. The only somewhat durable yarn I've used for me, and I'm not hard on them, is wool with nylon in it. The acrylic socks wore out very quickly. What yarn are you using? You might consider also trying a reinforcing thread for heels and toes.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...ht=Reinforcing

Or this- socks with replaceable soles. I've always wanted to try these.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...socks-november
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...soleable-socks
Thanks so much for the info, Jan. I'm going to look up both those that you offered. It would be worth it to me to buy the book, magazine or whatever to get these patterns. I love to make socks and I'd love it even more if I could even just patch up one pair...

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