View Poll Results: What's Your Favorite Sock Yarn Weight?
DK/Sport Weight (faster knit, thicker socks) 8 27.59%
Fingering Weight (thinner socks) 19 65.52%
Lace Weight (I like to take about a year to make a pair!) 1 3.45%
Other 1 3.45%
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:45 AM   #1
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What's Your Favorite Yarn Weight For Socks?
So far my favorite sock yarn weight has been GGH's "sport" Weight with which I made these:

Ravelry has this listed as "sport" weight, but yarndex.com as DK. I got this yarn from my secret pal exchange here on KH last year and it's STILL my favorite so far!

I've enjoyed knitting socks with DK/sport weight much more than with Knit Picks' Essentials which yarndex calls a fingering weight.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:12 AM   #2
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I almost always use fingering weight, I've never actually hear of anyone using laceweight- do people do that?
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Don't know, it was a joke because considering how long it took me to make DHs socks in fingering weight, laceweight would take forEVER!
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Worsted winter wool socks.
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Originally Posted by Arielluria View Post
Don't know, it was a joke because considering how long it took me to make DHs socks in fingering weight, laceweight would take forEVER!
I was going to say! I wouldn't be surprised if some people do knit socks in laceweight, but they must be much faster knitters than I am!
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Worsted winter wool socks.
Is that even thicker than DK?
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Originally Posted by Arielluria View Post
Is that even thicker than DK?
I think DK is classed as a light worsted.

I've never used anything called DK to judge where it would fit for myself.
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I like sport-weight. It's just easier to handle. I would love to find sport-weight washable wool for socks.
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Hard question to answer for me. I find it easier to make heavier weight socks (sport, DK or worsted), but I couldn't possibly wear them. I have wide feet and even the fingering is somewhat iffy, but I don't think there's much chance I'll ever use lace weight. Eek!
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I made a pair last month of KP Gossamer lace weight in colorway Sweetpea. It definitely takes longer, but I find them the most wearable of the 15 pair I've made this winter and spring. They are closer in weight to the store bought socks I wear pretty much year round. I definitely plan to make more laceweight socks. I got a pair from one skein and I think I have enough to make one more sock from what's left.
It's really not that bad to do. I didn't find it much worse than fingering weight on 2.25mm. It's nice to find a use for the 2mm dpns. I figure I better be doing it now before my eyes get too much worse. I can't see my stitches as it is.
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