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Old 01-24-2006, 08:16 PM   #1
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Socks for warm climates?
We live in South Texas where I was running the air conditioner and wearing my sandals today. I would like to knit up some socks for the Knitting Olympics, but wondered if I could make them out of cotton. Anyone know? Anyone try it?

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Old 01-24-2006, 08:25 PM   #2
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I'm curious about this, too. I've seen cotton yarn with a bit of elastic in it, but haven't been brave enough to buy it...
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Old 01-24-2006, 08:45 PM   #3
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Cotton by itself wouldn't be any good, as it tends to lose it's shape.

It would need some elastic product blended with it.
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Old 01-24-2006, 08:48 PM   #4
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Oh yeah does it ever lose its shape: I have some really cozy (cold weather) cotton ragg socks; I really love them, but by the end of the day they are a saggy droopy mess!
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What do you use Miss Tia? And how was your trip?

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Old 01-24-2006, 09:54 PM   #6
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fun socks, some for warm climates:

http://www.spunmag.com/article/050605socks

http://www.coats.de/PDF/reg_zehenfusslingENG.pdf
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Cascade Fixation is cotton + elastic...I felt up some socks made from it and they seemed like they'd be pretty comfy...pretty colors too
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JODI! That is a riot!

At first I thought, oh my, these are ridiculous (and they are) but considering I live in my sandals DH will love that I dont have stinky feet. How cool!

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Trip was nice and relaxing.. :D

I'm doing wool socks atm, coz we're through summer and I'm getting geared up for winter :D

I've not used a cotton/elastic blend yet.. :D
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Plymouth Sockatta is a cotton/wool blend. You don't feel the wool, but it gives the socks the elasticity they need. Regia also makes a cotton/wool blend. I also live in the hot southland - and wear socks made of these year round.
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