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Old 01-06-2009, 07:02 PM   #11
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I actually saw someone making a baby blanket with it. It would take a while though.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:50 AM   #12
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Good Morning Ladies,
I actually made several baby sweaters using Sockotta, a sock yarn by The Plymouth Company. They offer sock yarn that makes up into different prints. Using this yarn gives the item you are knitting a very interesting look and this yarn is terrific!
I have also used it for scarves..a fan & feather pattern makes up great! Good Luck with your soc yarn projects.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:12 AM   #13
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Which yarn was on sale?
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:25 AM   #14
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I don't mean what I am about to say to be dismissive in any way of what everyone else has already said, but...

If you would like to make a larger project in a lighter gauge yarn, I really wouldn't go with sock yarn because you get very little yardage for the money. I would buy the laceweight instead. You can often find 1000 yard skeins in variagated colors. Fewer knots/joins in your larger project.

Expensive? Yes. Worth it? IMHO, yes.
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:54 PM   #15
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Ah but lace weight is even finer than sock yarn and it takes more stitches per inch therefore more yarn to get the same size project. That said I can get a pair of socks from one 50g skein of lace weight and only one sock from 50g skein of fingering or sock weight. Someday I will break down and make a tee shirt or sweater from lace weight just because I think I would wear it more than a heavier one.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:30 PM   #16
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Sock yarns make really pretty shawls. I have used it in solid colors for a shawl, not the self-striping.

I wish they sold more sock yarn in variegated colors- at least at Michaels and Honny Lobby.
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