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Ms. Knits: Sock yarn suggestions?

Tuesday, February 7

Sock yarn suggestions?

Does anyone have any suggestions for a sport weight (or heavier) yarn that would be good for socks? My sock pal has requested thick socks, and most of my sock knitting thusfar has been with sock-weight yarns on size 1 needles... Thanks in advance for the tips.

Not much else going on for knitting these days. I'm in the final stretch of my bar preparation. The test is in exactly 2 weeks. (YIKES!) Suffice it to say, I will be relieved when it is done and I can have my life back again.

Until then, I'm going dark. Wish me luck on the test, and I'll be back on the 24th.


Anonymous Patty said...

Try Green Mountain Spinnery yarn. I made a pair of wonderful 2 color socks in one of their patterns for my daughter for Christmas and they were really fun to knit and the weight of the yarn feels nice in your hands.

2/07/2006 8:37 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Good luck, Cyndi! I hope you have lots of good yarn suggestions waiting for you when you get back to knitting!

2/07/2006 8:38 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I used Mountain Colors Weaver's Wool Quarters (just a smaller amount - perfect for a nice pair of socks). It's a sport weight yarn and I used #2 needles. The socks made a nice thick sock, but not so thick you can't wear them with shoes. Another thought is the Log Cabin socks from Handknit Holidays - they're a thick cabled sock that are really cute (in fact, I want to make some one of these days).

As for the bar...breathe. You'll do fine. You're very prepared and the anticipation is way worse than the actual test. Of course, I wish you great luck and I'll be thinking of you.

2/07/2006 8:44 AM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

I was out looking for sock yarn a few days ago and saw some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport that was gorgeous. I've also made socks from KnitPicks Wool of the Andes (its' worsted)--they're quite thick. A little too thick to wear with full shoes, but would work with slippers/clogs/Birks. Good luck!

2/07/2006 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Zen Yarn Garden said...

I should have some superwash in the shop in the next day or two...and you get 10% off as a member of the KAL... You can use about a size #3 needle with superwash.

2/07/2006 9:11 AM  
Blogger caitlyn said...

Good luck, Cyndi!! I'm sending positive vibes your way.

2/07/2006 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Maria said...

You can use artyarns supermerino, it holds up really well when you wash and they have beautiful colors, I've also used Fancy Image, their yarn is super soft and great colors, you only need 1 skein and the price is right.
Good luck

2/07/2006 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Angie said...

Good Luck on your Bar. I'm sure you'll do great

2/07/2006 11:05 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I just knit a pair of socks using Cashsoft DK on US 1s. It made a very firm fabric that is still nice and soft. And it's machine washable. I do like Mountain Colors WWQ a lot too. The colors are incredible and the yarn is very nice to work with but it's handwash only.

2/08/2006 9:20 AM  
Blogger Lynette said...

You will ace the bar! You've been studying so much you know everything, just relax if you can.

I second the Lorna's Laces Sport and I've also heard good things about Mountain Bear.

2/08/2006 5:07 PM  
Blogger janna said...

My first (and so far, until the Olympics, only) pair of socks were made from Cleckheaton Country 8-ply. They're very thick and warm, and are actually too big to wear with shoes, but the friend who taught be to knit them wears socks out of this yarn. I think he must buy his shoes a half-size too big!

Good luck on the bar!

2/08/2006 9:00 PM  
Blogger Agnes said...

Interlacements Toasty Toes are sport weight ... 6 sts per inch. Colours are gorgeous too. You can go to their website to have a look:

2/08/2006 9:53 PM  
Anonymous Cris said...

Hello Cyndi,
I love your blog! Found it when I was searching for Miniature Schnauzer cross stitch. I own a Mini, also! You have inspired me to start knitting! I am working on my first project.. a scarf. Took a intro lesson, then came home and forgot! Argh!

Good luck with your exams! Im sure you will do great!

2/10/2006 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Ingrid said...

If handwash is ok , then Debbie Bliss's Baby Cashmerino makes a great pair of socks -- maybe not quite as durable, though.

2/13/2006 11:36 AM  

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