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Old 03-30-2009, 09:12 AM   #1
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what else can you knit with sock yarn?
besides socks, that is...

I have many balls and don't feel like knitting socks this year. Been there, done that - 8 pairs ago.

I'm thinking shawls for my wee grand-daughters? Will I have to hold the sock yarn together with some other yarn for strength or bulk?

what else do you knit with sock yarn?
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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I've made several hats, a scarf, and a couple of fingerless gloves using sock yarn. I also have an unfinished toddler pullover that uses self-striping sock yarn.
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In addition to the above - shawls and cowls. You shouldn't have to use another yarn for strength, if it's sturdy enough for socks, it'll be fine for anything else.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:07 PM   #4
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I've made hats, I've seen patterns for sweaters, I've made hackey sacks, (small balls filled with lentils that tween kids like to kick around in a circle.)
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A light weather scarf, dog sweaters [my personal favorites in any yarn!], fingerless gloves, premie hats, shawls, a bag for your glasses, ipod or cell phone.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:40 PM   #6
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For starters here's a couple books dedicated to just that subject! The library might have them, too.

Are you on Ravelry? I searched by yarn weight and subtracted socks from the category and I got 260 pages of patterns. If you are check that out.

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Old 03-30-2009, 01:11 PM   #7
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I find the stretchy yarn is really helpful for headbands, if you use headbands.
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:53 PM   #8
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Camisoles, T shirts, Afghans (if you have the stamina). I'm continually looking for patterns using sock weight yarn. I find anything heavier to warm to wear regularly.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:08 PM   #9
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For the most part, "sock yarn" is just the commercial name for fingering weight yarn (about 7-8 stitches per inch) with some nylon added for extra strength. (Baby yarn also falls into this category.) It is generally knit on size 1-3 needles -- smaller for socks, larger for other items.

Use it for anything that requires a fine yarn -- lightweight tops, t-shirts, baby things, gloves, shawls, camisoles, scarves, etc., etc., etc.
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I'm making a beaded pillow cover.
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