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Old 05-31-2007, 09:40 PM   #1
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Thick TOASTY Socks
What is a good yarn and/or pattern for thick, toasty warm socks? Kind of like slipper socks.
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:03 PM   #2
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Here are some felted ones.
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTfuzzyfeet.html

and there is a slipper section at knittingpatterncentral

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.co...y/slippers.php

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Old 06-01-2007, 12:43 AM   #3
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Any sock pattern with thick wool. Like this one http://home.earthlink.net/~bruxknits...cSockChart.pdf
or if toe-up, increase until toe is wide enough, knit foot until it is long enough, do your preferred heel, knit the ankle/leg until it is long enough.
I like 2x2 ribbing for my pop whose feet get REALLY cold, other socks are too baggy at ankle, tight at calf, too short, not warm enough, do socks on pure merino, about 4.5 mm needles and he raves about them. Try searching for sockulators too.
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:05 AM   #4
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Have you ever used Malabrigo for your socks? I knit my first pair of socks using this yarn and fell in love with it. I really knits up some nice warm socks that are ultra soft. I live in South Dakota and my family is looking forward to having some warm socks for this winter. The colors are vibrant and beautiful. The down side is that you have to hand wash and lay flat to dry. The pattern that I used was just a basic sock pattern with a 2x2 ribbing. I'm totally hooked on knitting socks; they are the perfect take along project.
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Where can you get sockulators at? I haven't heard of them before.
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Originally Posted by mamapaulsel View Post
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Have you ever used Malabrigo for your socks? I knit my first pair of socks using this yarn and fell in love with it. I really knits up some nice warm socks that are ultra soft. I live in South Dakota and my family is looking forward to having some warm socks for this winter. The colors are vibrant and beautiful. The down side is that you have to hand wash and lay flat to dry. The pattern that I used was just a basic sock pattern with a 2x2 ribbing. I'm totally hooked on knitting socks; they are the perfect take along project.
Mamapaulsel (love that! lol) Do the socks felt when you wash them? I love Malabrigo too but I have only used it on one project so far and it was the Lucy Bag meant to be felted. Thanks! anne
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:33 AM   #7
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I used Joan's Socks and found them to be wonderfully easy to make xxxas well as very warm. I used a ww superwash that was on sale at my LYS, but Encore or Wool-Ease would work very well. Pics here on my blog.
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I made a pair of socks for my mom a while ago on size 9s with some sport weight yarn that I doubled. Here's the pattern if you want it.
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I made a pair following Silver's Sock Class using worsted weight acrylic. Those suckers are very warm!
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I kinda wanna use a luxurious wool, but I suppose socks wear out too quickly to make that economical.
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