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« on: July 18, 2007 09:19:16 AM »

Hey sock knitters,

I know there is a love affair with STR out there, but I have a question. Not realizing the yardage, I picked up two skeins a year or so ago, intending them to be two pairs of socks (diff. colorways).

My skeins are only 360 yds each, of the lightweight (8 st/in) sock yarn. (I think STR now makes skeins with 400+ yds, but that's NOT what I have, sadly.)  Do you think 360 yds of such thin yarn is enough for a pair? I could try toe-up, I suppose, but am trying to ward off any catastrophes...

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007 09:26:30 AM »

I think you might have enough.  I always have a lot of leftover sock yarn after making a pair.  Size 8 1/2 womens socks.  Just to make sure, you could always do a shorter cuff.
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2007 09:46:57 AM »

Definitely enough if you're just aiming to do mid-calf socks.  Smiley

Depending on the yarn weight, you've got options.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2007 01:56:52 PM »

I know that for me, that is plenty.  If you're really concerned, you could use a contrasting colour for heels and toes, but it's probably not necessary.
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2007 06:33:51 AM »

Thanks for the help, guys. Good idea about the contrasting heels and toes! Will have to find something a leetle less pricey for that...
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