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Old 05-04-2006, 01:02 AM   #11
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Sock wool, is generally an 80/20 wool/nylon split. (or there abouts).

I like Patons Patonyle. LOVELY and soft :D

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Old 05-04-2006, 03:53 AM   #12
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Hi! My first pair I used the Bernat Berella (100% acrylic, please don't hate me!) and they turned out great! I made then for my son and he loves them. They would be too bulky to wear with shoes but they worked great with ski boots. He loves to wear them around the house as slippers. Now I use fingering weight yarns in wool. But, if I need a quick pair I'll use the worsted weight. I think wool-ease would be fine!
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:57 AM   #13
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I am by no stretch of the imagination an expert so I'm not sure I should actually be answering you! Having said that... I am currently working with an absolutely fabulous yarn! It's called MerLin Tristin and is 100 gram Sport Weight. 40% Merino 60% Linen It's a bit pricey but a skein is 250 yrd. and it is machine wash and dry!!! I just love this stuff and it does not split like other sock yarn I've used! I'm using size 3 needles and the socks are coming out perfect.

And I second everyone's suggestion to use a heavier yarn for your first pair. It helped me tremendously to do this becasuse I could actually see how things worked and came together.

Good luck with whatever you decide!
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:11 PM   #14
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If you really like cotton for socks, you can use Cascade Fixation, it is mostly cotton but has some elastic in it to help give it some "stretch" to it, otherwise cotton can get kind of saggy.
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