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cathyc
« on: June 29, 2007 02:12:58 AM »

Would like recommendations for a good thick - at least dk if not thicker - sock yarn.

Conditions:

(a) must be solid one colour and
(b) a soft quality as per the finer sock yarns such as, eg Cherry Hill Super Sock yarn etc.
(c) Preferably wool, but cotton if anybody has one they really like!
(d) machine washable
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007 03:20:55 AM »

I've never seen a whole lot in the the way of DK weight sock yarn.  Most of the ones I've seen are handpaints.  I think Blue Moon Fiber Arts carries a thicker sock yarn for Socks that Rock but I'm not sure if they have solid colors.  Another site you might want to check is Spunkyhats.com, I think she also carries a DK weight sock yarn.

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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007 04:45:30 AM »

I like Lorna's Laces sportweight and worsted weight.  Both come in solid colors, are wool, and are machine washable.  Very soft, too.
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007 07:56:42 AM »

I don't think there is such a thing as a DK weight sock yarn.
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2007 10:02:25 AM »

There isn't exactly a DK sock yarn, but you can use a DK or a worsted for socks. The STR yarn comes in medium and heavy weight with gauges that correspond to DK and Worsted as well as sock/fingering weight.
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2007 12:16:36 PM »

No answers myself, but yeah, I just wanted to piggyback onto this because I'd been about to start a similar topic.  Does anyone know of a worsted-weight yarn that could be considered "sock" in that it's a wool/nylon blend, or something similar? 

I'm more concerned with content, i.e. looking for something that has the same convenient blend qualities as a fingering-weight yarn that's been specifically designed for socks, but in worsted weight.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2007 01:37:30 PM »

No answers myself, but yeah, I just wanted to piggyback onto this because I'd been about to start a similar topic.  Does anyone know of a worsted-weight yarn that could be considered "sock" in that it's a wool/nylon blend, or something similar? 

I'm more concerned with content, i.e. looking for something that has the same convenient blend qualities as a fingering-weight yarn that's been specifically designed for socks, but in worsted weight.
I used Wool Ease to make tube socks but they weren't wearable in anything but winter boots *shrugs*
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2007 01:41:28 PM »

Can you just use two strands of fingering weight yarn (like Dale Baby Ull - soft, machine-washable, and comes in nothing but solid colors)?

Lorna's Laces does come in DK and worsted, but I don't find their solid colors very, um, solid. Definitely not uniform color distribution, although it's close and it's just one hue.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2007 02:45:23 PM »

What are you guys making? I have some left over dk yarn and was wondering if i could find a sock pattern using that weight yarn. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2007 04:14:24 PM »

Can you just use two strands of fingering weight yarn (like Dale Baby Ull - soft, machine-washable, and comes in nothing but solid colors)?

Lorna's Laces does come in DK and worsted, but I don't find their solid colors very, um, solid. Definitely not uniform color distribution, although it's close and it's just one hue.

I'm using 2 strands at once for now, but it is not much fun and I figured I'd be better off finding something thicker in the first place.

Thanks for the suggestions, I think I'll try some Lorna's Lace worsted and Cherry Hill DK.
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