Originally Posted by boo1
I have big feet (size 11! eek!) and am about to start trying socks. I surf the net a lot and I've seen many mentions of 100g should make a pair but I've also seen a few comments that if you're feet are a little on the large size, you might need a bit more.
SO....my question is, which type of patterns use up lots of yarn versus some that don't use as much? Does ribbing eat up a lot of yarn? Any pattern recs for someone who might need ALL the yarn in a skein to have a nice pair of socks?
Just finished a sock for my DH. He has large feet. I took me exactly one 50 g skein to finish one sock. I have just started the second sock and I am not going to worry now because I know that this skein of yarn will be enough to finish the sock I am knitting now. The first one was a bit nerve racking. I kept checking the ball to make sure I was not running out.
IMHO ribbing takes more yarn than stockinette. It also depends what size needles you are using. I am using US 3 dpn's with sport weight yarn.
I hope this helps you!