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Old 06-23-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
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Sock Yarn Question
I just getting into knitting socks and I have med 4ply cotton cream and sugar yarn but that seems to thick. But I need to find 100% cotton because I would like to knit some for my son and him and I have senstive skin to wool and cotton seems to be the best choice.

I know if I knit with the sugar and cream one they willl be thicker and more like slippers.

Is there a difference between 4ply sock yarn and the yarn Iam talking about?

Where are some good places to find some 100% cotton?
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:07 PM   #2
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It is too thick, it's worsted weight yarn; in the US 4 ply refers to how many strands, not the yarn weight. A 4ply weight is fingering or sock weight yarn. You can use something like patons Grace, or Sinfonia cotton yarn; some people use baby yarns for socks though the colors would be pretty light unless you have a Hobby lobby. Their Sweet Delight baby yarns come in darker colors and some people like knitting socks with them.
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I'll have to look through my yarn stash, or more like find it since we moved and hubby packed a lot of stuff.

I have 1 ply sock yarn from Bernats but its so thin its hard to knit with.
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You could try doubling it, but if it's really sock yarn, that's probably okay. It takes some getting used to thin yarn, with a single strand it should be knit on size 2s for socks.
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