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Old 10-15-2007, 07:48 PM   #1
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Which worsted weight yarn on Knit Picks is best for sock knitting?
I checked "sock yarn" but it was all fingering weight. and i really want my first sock to be worsted weight so it doesn't drag on forever.
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:20 PM   #2
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knit picks, I have no idea
but I have made a pair with MMMmmmmmalabrigio and am making another pair with (yeah I know) Red Heart Camoflage (for my 12yo daughter)
I love knitting socks NOW
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:32 PM   #3
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:55 PM   #4
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hello. i recently made socks with knit picks bare worsted and they knitted up very nicely. Swish superwash is the same thing, but already dyed.

it stretched a bit while i used it making it more of a dk weight, but still a faster knit.
(i finished one sock in a day and a half)

it seems like it will hold up pretty well too.
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You could use Knitpick's swish superwash wool for worsted weight socks. If you didn't want to wait for an internet order to arrive, you could use wool-ease worsted, by Lion Brand. I made my first pair with it, and I still love them.
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thanks. the both the swish and the woolease sound like good ideas to me.
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I have used LB Wool ease. there is even a sock pattern on the LB website for Wool ease.

I've also used "Big Prints" by Mexico. It is a self patterning worsted weight machine washable wool.
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