Okay, socks are a major part of why I started Knitting. I just think it is cool to make your own socks. I am also from the Southeast and if you spend most of your time inside you are right, wool or a wool blend can be too warm sometimes. I have found a great new sock yarn by SouthWest Trading Company called Tofutsies. (www.soysilk.com
) This yarn is a 50% Superwash Wool & 25% Soysilk Fibers, 22.5 % Cotton & 2.5% Chitin. I find this yarn to be just right for the not so cold weather of N. GA. I also have been making socks out of Cascade Yarns Fixation. It is a Cotton yarn that has some elastic in that help to hold the socks up. This yarn I wore in ankle socks some during early fall since I don't wear socks in this state from late April to early October. Just wear flip flops or sandles
until cooler weather starts to set in. Just to warn you though, the Tofutsies yarn is very very addictive!
Once you start working with it and see all the different colors there are you just cannot have one pair out of that yarn! Proud owner of 6 pairs to date with Tofutsies.
Hope this helps you out in your quest for a lighter weight sock yarn.
Jody in Powder Springs, GA
Mom of Alyssa(23) & Allen(20) & two spoiled Chihuahua's - Stitch (10) & Gizmo (8) Grandma to Hunter (8)
OTN: Socks! Socks! & more Socks! for me for winter. I drive a school bus. BRRRR!!
Crocheting: Ripple Stitch Afghan in collegiate yarn from Hobby Lobby for DH.
UFO's: Ballet Wrap Sweater with Ovation Yarn; this thing keeps stareing at me to pick it back up. Braided Wrap with Therapy Yarn.