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« on: November 13, 2011 03:32:30 PM »

My father in-law is the most impossible person to buy for and now it turns out he's impossible to craft for! So since he owns everything and wants to not I decide to make him a nice cozy pair of socks for Christmas. Finding a pattern is going to be hard enough but my big problem is that he hates the feeling of wool and can't stand to have it touching him. even my super soft merino sock yarn. I know I can make socks from cashmere or silk or something, but I want a fiber that will stand to wear and a few washes and that can preferable be washed in a machine. Any suggestions? I don't want to spend hours knitting a pair of socks he 1. won't wear or 2. won't last very long.

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011 12:36:18 PM »

If you want to stay with natural fibers - maybe cotton? I think if you could find a yarn that was spun tight enough to wear well, it would probably work (although the socks won't be terribly warm in the winter). I can't make any suggestions about brands; I rarely buy yarn now, my stash is too big. But maybe someone else can.

I hope that helps.

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011 01:02:55 AM »

I gave up and just chose Malabrigo Sock. I made a cowl from malabrigo and he liked it and didn't mention it being scratchy so I hope it works. Thanks for the suggestion.
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011 08:33:58 AM »

I know this is a little late for your original question, but maybe this list will come in handy the next time? 

Non-wooly sock yarn list from Grumperina's blog
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2011 10:05:18 PM »

Thanks for that list! If he doesn't like these I can try one of those yarns for next year.
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