Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-07-2007, 11:55 PM   #1
Cristy
Instepping Out
 
Cristy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Stockbridge, Georgia
Posts: 2,350
Thanks: 43
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
what's wrong with...
knitting baby socks out of really soft acrylic? I am trying a new sock pattern so I just picked up the first yarn in my stash I could get my hands on that was the right weight....the sock is actually looking nicely so I was thinking that maybe I'd actually knit the second and give them away as a gift....but is acrylic bad for socks for some reason? I really hate acrylic--I only use it for baby items and I know I wouldn't wear acrylic socks...but for a baby who only really uses them for warmth??? What do you think??
__________________
Cristy





Cristy is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 03-07-2007, 11:58 PM   #2
hunterjenn
Grafting the Toe
 
hunterjenn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 4,021
Thanks: 67
Thanked 154 Times in 147 Posts
Send a message via MSN to hunterjenn Send a message via Yahoo to hunterjenn
Works for me! All the crazy-soft fibers they're using nowadays for baby blankets and clothes are synthetic--polyesters and acrylics and stuff. Why *wouldn't* you use it?
__________________
Recently finished:
*Dream Swatch in Madil Eden Bamboo
On the needles:
*Isabella from Spring Knitty
*Striped hoodie from Nursery Knits
*Tomato from Knitting Daily
I'm hunterjenn on Ravelry. Come find me!


hunterjenn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 12:03 AM   #3
Cristy
Instepping Out
 
Cristy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Stockbridge, Georgia
Posts: 2,350
Thanks: 43
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
I guess I've just never heard of anyone making socks out of acrylic but then again I don't run around asking everyone I see knitting socks what fibers they are using! The yarn is something generic that I bought at Hobby Lobby--Baby Bee brand--but it is soooooo super soft.
__________________
Cristy





Cristy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 12:20 AM   #4
psammeadred
Working the Gusset
 
psammeadred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain
Posts: 1,091
Thanks: 37
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
The only thing about using artificial fibers for socks is that they don't wick away moisture very well. This makes for clammy, sweaty feet.
__________________

psammeadred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 12:54 AM   #5
HamaLee
Working the Gusset
 
HamaLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: I miss the Pioneer Valley...
Posts: 1,038
Thanks: 299
Thanked 110 Times in 94 Posts
Send a message via AIM to HamaLee
I made my first pair of socks out of worsted weight acrylic. Red Heart--not the nice stuff! They're pretty cushy and with repeated washing/drying they've turned out perfectly soft and comfy. They're good house sock, very warm--but yes, if I wore them with shoes they'd be sweaty (ick!)

I think nice baby soft acrylic would be perfectly fine and comfy for baby socks.


[highjack]Jen I made Bambozelle for my mom last month, it's really cute and fun! Enjoy! [/highjack]
__________________
<--HamaLee

--->Clever Sayings Go Here<---


HamaLee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 01:09 AM   #6
hunterjenn
Grafting the Toe
 
hunterjenn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 4,021
Thanks: 67
Thanked 154 Times in 147 Posts
Send a message via MSN to hunterjenn Send a message via Yahoo to hunterjenn
Originally Posted by HamaLee
[highjack]Jen I made Bambozelle for my mom last month, it's really cute and fun! Enjoy! [/highjack]
Where do you think I found the pattern!?! The bamboo yarn makes it crazy-hard to knit, though--it would be much easier in a blend like you used. [/highjack]

Ohhhh, I can totally see how they'd be sweaty. Do babies get sweaty feet??
__________________
Recently finished:
*Dream Swatch in Madil Eden Bamboo
On the needles:
*Isabella from Spring Knitty
*Striped hoodie from Nursery Knits
*Tomato from Knitting Daily
I'm hunterjenn on Ravelry. Come find me!


hunterjenn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 01:13 AM   #7
HamaLee
Working the Gusset
 
HamaLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: I miss the Pioneer Valley...
Posts: 1,038
Thanks: 299
Thanked 110 Times in 94 Posts
Send a message via AIM to HamaLee
Originally Posted by hunterjenn
Where do you think I found the pattern!?! The bamboo yarn makes it crazy-hard to knit, though--it would be much easier in a blend like you used. [/highjack]
Doh!

Quote:
Do babies get sweaty feet??
I was thinkin' about that...some babies are furnaces. But overall--I'd wager that they don't have their feet stuffed into sneaks all day (aside from the supercute baby ones, which are kinda superfluous). Plus they're lounging around getting carried everywhere all day instead of running around and working up stinko feet .

Seems safe to me!
__________________
<--HamaLee

--->Clever Sayings Go Here<---


HamaLee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 02:02 AM   #8
Cristy
Instepping Out
 
Cristy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Stockbridge, Georgia
Posts: 2,350
Thanks: 43
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
Thanks for the input you guys...

with my kids--I didn't really put shoes on them until they were walking--just socks until then. It's really good for their feet muscles to learn to walk barefoot so I didn't bother w/ shoes. I'm also not a sock person myself...I prefer to be barefoot so as the temperature permits, I tend to leave my kiddos barefoot too--I would just put socks on them when we went out. That being said--I don't know if their feet sweat. I'll just give the socks as gifts and she can either use them or just keep them as something cute--whatever she likes. I have lots of stuff that my babies never wore (I even have stuff intended for ds who is barely 7 weeks old!) and I just keep them as keepsakes b/c baby stuff is just so darn cute!
__________________
Cristy





Cristy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 02:18 AM   #9
hellokitty165
Turning the Heel
 
hellokitty165's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: US
Posts: 794
Thanks: 67
Thanked 58 Times in 37 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to hellokitty165
Re: what's wrong with...
Originally Posted by Cristy
knitting baby socks out of really soft acrylic? I am trying a new sock pattern so I just picked up the first yarn in my stash I could get my hands on that was the right weight....the sock is actually looking nicely so I was thinking that maybe I'd actually knit the second and give them away as a gift....but is acrylic bad for socks for some reason? I really hate acrylic--I only use it for baby items and I know I wouldn't wear acrylic socks...but for a baby who only really uses them for warmth??? What do you think??
well sock made of totally one fiber (like cotton, alpaca, wool alone) is not durable and that is why nylon and acrylic or even polyester is added for extension lifespan of the sock..so it last longer... especially the heel and the toe area that wear and tear easily... that is what the lady in switzerland at the LYS told me...hope this helps
__________________
knitting bring peace to the heart, mind, and soul !
hellokitty165 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 08:53 AM   #10
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,240 Times in 1,837 Posts
I agree that babies don't really need shoes until they're walking and need their feet protected, so the fabric of the socks really doesn't matter in terms of sweaty feet. In shoes they might get hot, but even then, do kids' feet sweat all that much? I don't think so.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My purl stitches are appearing on the wrong side, what am I doing wrong??? daggit General Knitting 2 03-07-2012 12:13 AM
Hmm..is my math wrong or the pattern's math wrong? Loopdeloop How-to Questions 3 10-25-2010 06:18 PM
What am I doing wrong? AprilBxoxo How-to Questions 1 10-28-2008 09:44 PM
I think I did it wrong... poeticlicense1660 How-to Questions 3 09-22-2008 01:55 PM
What am I doing wrong??? sarahbean Crochet! 10 08-20-2008 03:25 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:04 PM.