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Old 09-29-2012, 05:11 AM   #11
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What sorts of yarns are best for socks. I imagine wool would be too hot! How about 2 ply cotton?
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:35 PM   #12
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LOL looks who's asking about sock yarn! I wish I could give you an answer but I'm looking forward to seeing the recommendations also.

I have had to reinstall everything on my computer and so lost all my bookmarks and stuff, but if you try a search on Lifestyle Socks you might like to try them. No gauge swatch needed, use any size yarn with appropriate needles. It's how I first tried socks. They are toe up BTW so no Kitchner stitching at the toe, and if you run out of yarn you just bind off for a shorter sock top. Anything that postpones decisions on length, or whatever, works for me.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:51 PM   #13
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Do you use Ravelry? Because you'll get a ton of hits if you look up sock yarns (aka fingering weight). Like i said earlier, having some nylon type material in them does make them last longer. I know this from experience.

There are some cotton sock yarns. Cotton as a fiber kind of gets stretched out and only washing will make it normal again. There may be some cotton blends that are good.

Personally, I'd avoid acrylics although some like them. Acrylic doesn't breath so some people say it makes your feet sweater. I used it once and didn't like the feel of it.

As far as brands... holy moly..there are tons of them.
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