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Old 02-26-2007, 12:46 PM   #1
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The Thing About Hand-Knit Socks...
Is that they're incredibly HOT, whoa .
I'm finally wearing the first pair I knit for myself and I'm dyin' here!

I'm a hot person by nature, and I tend to have sweaty feet (that's a totally sexy tidbit about myself I'm sure you're glad to know ) I live in New England and I can't stand to wear a long sleeved sweater even in the dead of winter--except maybe outdoors as my "coat," so it makes knititng for myself a little limiting.

Guess this is a good excuse to start knitting some really lacy sock patterns!
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:37 PM   #2
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I finished my first pair of socks last summer, and it was disappointing at first not to be able to wear them. Wool blend socks in the summer??? But I am in Oregon, where very casual fashion prevails and we sometimes have cooler summer days I could then wear them with my Birkenstocks.

But in the fall winter and spring I always, always have cold feet. Always. And I notice that I don't have cold feet anymore if I wear my hand knit socks. So, yes they are warm.

But for summer I'm planning making some cotton blend socks. So you might look into that as well. And lacy patterns would certainly add air conditioning.
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:51 PM   #3
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Oooh! Send them to me! My feet are FRRRRRRREEEZING! I'm gonna run out and buy some wool for my first pair of socks immediately!
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:01 PM   #4
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I love love love wool socks. I haven't knit myself any yet, but have some yarn to do so. I am addicted to Smartwool socks. I have very low blood pressure and am usually cold with seriously cold hands and feet, even in the summer.

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Old 02-26-2007, 02:04 PM   #5
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Maybe you could try a cottons sock yarn or a cotton blend(which would probably be better since cotton has no give).

I made 4 pairs of socks with LB Wool-ease and they turned out great. Maybe you could try the new cotton-ease?
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Thanks for all the alternative yarn recs, I'll have to try them!
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I find that socks made from 100% wool (I look for superwash) are not sweaty. I think its the blend with manmade fibers that make them sweaty. 'Cuz wool breathes. JMHO
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Originally Posted by KellyK
I find that socks made from 100% wool (I look for superwash) are not sweaty. I think its the blend with manmade fibers that make them sweaty. 'Cuz wool breathes. JMHO
These socks are superwash wool. I'm a sweaty girl, what can I say?
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Originally Posted by KellyK
I find that socks made from 100% wool (I look for superwash) are not sweaty. I think its the blend with manmade fibers that make them sweaty. 'Cuz wool breathes. JMHO

I agree. Weird, but true. It seems to work if there is a little cotton
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