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Old 01-06-2009, 08:49 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:55 AM   #2
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Of course you can! Anything that calls for a fingering weight yarn should work.
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Here's an example:

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/johnny/johnny.html
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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!
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:51 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:23 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:59 PM   #7
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Here's another example:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTthermal.html
I plan on making this eventually. :D
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Originally Posted by AngieLanigan View Post
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.
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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.
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I've used sock yarn for a baby hat, and also christmas ornaments. It's fun.
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