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Topic: What is a good thick - at least dk - sock yarn?  (Read 1695 times)
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2007 09:30:00 PM »

Oh, and several sock yarns come in weights heavier than sock/fingering weight. Regia, for example, comes in sport/DK, too.

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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2007 06:13:34 AM »

Cascade Fixation comes in a bulky and there is also Interlacements Toasty Toes.

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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2007 04:42:51 PM »

kaela -- Silver's Sock Class has easy formulas for fingering, sport, dk, and worsted. 


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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2007 02:12:36 PM »

I was wondering what is the difference between "sock yarn" and regular yarn?
I always knit socks with regular yarn.   Huh

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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2007 11:38:58 PM »

I'm pretty sure that "sock yarn" just means that it's very lightweight (so it won't be too bulky for inside shoes), doesn't have too big an acrylic content, and is machine washable. These aren't all always true, but I think that's the main difference. Some make cool designs when you knit them, too.

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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2007 12:08:59 AM »

There are plenty of sock yarns marketed in 100% acrylic.

Generally "sock yarn" is synonymous with "sock weight" which is a specific description of the weight of yarn.  Somewhere around laceweight, for example.  Many companies now are producing sock yarns that are specially designed in content and color options for making socks, ie have some slight synthetic content that will help the yarn keep it's shape while retaining or enhancing it's elasticity, or self-striping coloring, etc.  And obviously, many of these companies are producing yarns with sock-friendly content and color options in weights other than "sock weight" yarn.  Technically, of course, you can make a sock with any yarn you feel like using, depending on the particular qualities you look for in a sock.  (For instance, LOTS of people tell me that no self-respecting knitter would make a sock in acrylic, because it doesn't breathe.  Frankly, they can go suck eggs, because in the winter in Nebraska, nice, toasty acrylic socks are my friend.  Wool itches, people.)

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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2007 08:17:50 AM »

Another good lightweight yarn for scoks is Hobby Lobby's Sweet Delight Baby Bee yarn. I think the solid and ombre colors are sportweight (don't go by the label gauge which says size 9 or 10 needles), though some of the varieties are thicker, and is very very soft. Most of the colors are pastel, but there's some bright blue and turquoise, an off black, tan, orange and other brighter colors. Oh, and there's about 300 yds to a skein, so when you use a 40% coupon or get it on sale, very cheap socks.
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