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Old 01-22-2012, 01:49 AM   #11
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One Skein Wonders has a pattern for knitting Hiker socks. They're sturdier and done in a broken garter stitch. Here's another pattern that's similar so you can see what it looks like. Another suggestion would be to make him tube socks. They would be an easy knit for you since there's no heel turn.
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:15 AM   #12
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This is a thread about hard-wearing socks and the yarn to make them from--and why. The OP asked about hard-wearing socks, and I responded about yarn, which answers at least part of her question.

Maybe some of my response will help. Acrylic is *not* recommended for long-lasting socks for anyone who uses the socks for walking. Baby socks, yes; bed socks, yes; but socks that will be subject to the pressures of a foot on the ground/floor/in a shoe, no. At least, that's what Clara Parkes, my source for the information, says.

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