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Old 07-13-2008, 04:59 PM   #1
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sock yarn for anti-wool feet?
I wanted to make some socks for my sweetheart - but it turns out he cannot wear wool on his feet. Cotton seems so...unforgiving for something like a sock pattern. Looking for suggestions (for a new sock knitter and her anti-wool sweetheart!)

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Old 07-13-2008, 05:09 PM   #2
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my mom is unable to wear wool at all. I have found that acrylics yarn holds up well and will hold a stitch pattern well. There is also bamboo yarns, corn silk and may other natural fibers you can use.
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:09 PM   #3
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Go to www.yarnmarket.com and go to yarn BY TYPE and then go to Rockin socks and also their eco yarns and also exotics. There are a few which are bamboo and corn and acrylic and even cotton, but with some other stuff blended in so that it does have some stretch and give.
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:25 PM   #4
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By the way, if the sock patterns call for true sock yarn, meaning a very small stitch, so anywhere from 7 - 9 sts per inch (and therefore 28 - 36 per 4"), the yarns that will suit you best are Comfort Sock (nylon), Maizy (corn based) and Creamy (milk based).
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:01 PM   #5
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I am kinda miffed that Bernat stopped making Bernat Sox, that was non-wool....!
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:10 PM   #6
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I am kinda miffed that Bernat stopped making Bernat Sox, that was non-wool....!
They're bringing it back. The balls are slightly smaller (only 3.5oz instead of the 5.25oz) but they should still be big enough to do a pair of adult size socks. The information is here.

I haven't seen them in stores yet but I think it's just a matter of time.
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Hurray...then I recomment that! Bernat Sox
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Crystal palace yarn that I found at littleknits.com has bamboo and maizy. The bamboo, I'm knitting at this moment for me. It's soo soft. I don't do wool either. I wish I could, there are some beautiful yarns out there.
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Originally Posted by brittyknits View Post
By the way, if the sock patterns call for true sock yarn, meaning a very small stitch, so anywhere from 7 - 9 sts per inch (and therefore 28 - 36 per 4"), the yarns that will suit you best are Comfort Sock (nylon), Maizy (corn based) and Creamy (milk based).
Creamy? Interesting. Where can I find it?
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At www.yarnmarket.com. There's also a milky one called Craft, but it's not a fingering weight and not nearly as much milk in it. On their site, go to YARN and then EXOTICS/UNUSUAL.
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