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Old 04-12-2009, 04:47 PM   #1
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I love making socks and I was wondering if there is any other type of yarn (other than sock yarn) that can be used. Thanks
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:13 PM   #2
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You can use all sorts of yarn. There are patterns out there for socks using all different yarn weights. I would recommend natural fibers, though. Acrylics have a habit of making feet sweat.
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:14 PM   #3
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You can use any kind of yarn you want. If it has nylon/polyester or some other blend that makes sock yarns strong then all the better. I've made socks with Plymouth Encore DK and Patons chunky tweed, too.
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:25 PM   #4
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I like making socks using lace weight yarn. They fit better in shoes and are wearable in warmer weather.
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Did you mean by thickness, or by fiber content? If you mean thickness, then see above posts as well as the sock section of www.knittingpatterncentral.com . If you mean fiber content, then there are plenty of non-wool, non just-acrylic options. Panda Cotton and Panda Soy are 2 of my favorites, along with Maizy.
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I would like to thank everyone that replyed to my message. I thought that you had to use sock yarn when you made socks. I was told that if you used anything other than sock yarn it couldn't take the wear and tear. I guess from reading your messages that it really doesn't matter what you use.

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Originally Posted by pepsinut View Post
I would like to thank everyone that replyed to my message. I thought that you had to use sock yarn when you made socks. I was told that if you used anything other than sock yarn it couldn't take the wear and tear. I guess from reading your messages that it really doesn't matter what you use.

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I think the big thing with a lot of sock yarns is that they are made with superwash wool and or some nylon content so that they are machine washable. A lot of people don't want to hand wash socks. I have lace weight socks that have outlasted sock weight versions.
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