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Topic: What can I make with Sock Yarn besides socks???  (Read 7812 times)
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stylinmommy
« on: May 14, 2010 12:32:38 PM »

I just bought my first skein of sock yarn.  I have been afraid of it thus far because it is so thin.  I don't want to make socks though.  What other projects would you recommend for this type of yarn?  Will one skein be enough for a project?  TIA!!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010 12:51:21 PM »

lots of things -- baby/child-size hats & sweaters & etc, shawls, scarves, lightweight adult hats, gloves, mittens, armwarmers, lightweight tops (probably not one-skein though Smiley ) cowls, neckwarmers...

Have you seen the Not Just Socks and Not Just Socks Too books?
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010 01:20:09 PM »

Definitely sign up for ravelry, you can search patterns based on yardage and yarn weight, as well as see what other people have made with that exact yarn. It's great for when you spur of the moment buy some yarn without plans for it and work backwards to find a pattern.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010 03:47:58 PM »

Thanks for the replies!

The Not Just Socks Book sounds very interesting.  I'll have to look for that one.

Good idea about Ravelry.  I'll check there too!

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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010 07:05:50 AM »

I liked using sock yarn on this shawl. It drapes well, it's light & warm at same time--good for spring through fall you know? this one took 4 skeins
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2010 08:31:41 PM »

Lacy shawls! I especially like Ishbel for one skein of sock yarn.
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2010 08:43:21 AM »

Lacy shawls! I especially like Ishbel for one skein of sock yarn.

I would also suggest lace shawls! They are knit with bigger needles than you would for socks and they look gorgeous! You would probably need at least 100 grams of sock yarn though, not sure what size your skein of sock yarn is.  If it is only 50 grams, you could make a nice kerchief/shawlette type of thing.

Good luck in your sock yarn knitting adventures!
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010 05:13:58 AM »

Sock yarns are great for cell phone cosies and other techno cosies. I've also used it to make finger puppets and thinner gloves. (um... glove. Number two is still not finished)
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2010 10:10:29 AM »

Thanks for these ideas!  I've never knit a shawl before, so maybe that should be the project.  Thanks for the Ishbel suggestion.  It is gorgeous!
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2010 11:52:10 AM »

If you sign up for ravelry.com there's hundreds of free patterns there, a lot of the shawl patterns only use one skein of sock yarn. Also, knitty.com has a lot of one skein shawl patterns.
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