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Old 05-28-2009, 07:46 AM   #1
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What else can I do with sock yarn?
I have a bunch and I am not in the mood for socks at the moment.
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:48 AM   #2
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There are some mittens/gloves/fingerless gloves that call for fingering weight yarns...or a shawl/wrap...tank tops...

If you are on ravelry you could do an advanced search for fingering weight projects too

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Old 05-28-2009, 12:40 PM   #3
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You could start making squares for a blanket or a blanket. Some of them are gorgeous!
I've seen one of these in sock yarn and it's beautiful!
Or maybe some mitts

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

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Old 05-28-2009, 01:24 PM   #4
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Other uses for sock yarn
Well...we just had a SWTC trunk show at our LYS, and one of the items he had was a baby blanket made from Tofutsie. No pattern, but if you figure out the # of sts/inch, multiply that out to the size you want, you can do stocknette stich to the size you want; then crochet a lovely border arount it. It was BEAUTIFUL.

Another use for sock yarn I saw recently was a mitered squre blanket. It is going to be an adult sized blanket, an "heirloom". Each square was a different sock yarn, very tiny (maybe 2" x 2") and the girl who ws making it was using her yarn and trading with others on a knit-a-long site - sorry, but I don't know where. It was quite nice, but seemed time consuming.

Many of my knit friends are holding a strand of sock yarn with a DK or worsted weight and turning out some very unusual knit fabrics.

Hope this helps you.
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:23 PM   #5
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You could hold two or three strands of sock yarn together and knit some interesting shawls, hats, gloves, etc.

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Old 05-28-2009, 03:48 PM   #6
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Shetland Shorty from the summer Knitty. I knit mine with 3 skeins of Shibui sock yarn. It is one of my favorite pieces.

Thermal from Knitty is next up in my queue. Using Fortissimo Disco.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:14 PM   #7
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I am making these for my Mom-

They are really cute coasters that look like rugs. They knit up really quick.
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:35 PM   #8
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I am currently knitting the yarn Harlot scarf with sock is my third YH scarf, and it's fun to try it with different types of yarns.

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