knitting socks

Hello all
I'm trying to teach myself how to knit socks and I'm getting on all
right (once I figured out that when knitting in the round stocking
stitch you just keep on knitting and it's fine). I just wondered about
wool types. Currently I'm using DK. Would knitting in 4-ply be worth
all the extra time? :) I'm quite enjoying ploughing through with
"thick" wool.
Also, any recommendations for good sock yarn?
Thank you (shame about all the spam on here recently)
Jenny
Reply to
Jennym
In article ,
It depends on what your shoes are like. I quite like thicker socks, but some of my shoes won't go over them.
Also, some of the specific sock yarns are really nice, reinforced with nylon for strength, and pretty colours, so that's worth the effort, and antibacterial chemicals (there's one which is infused with horse chestnut juice for antibacterial properties, for example).
You don't get the same sense of a quick fix that you would from knitting socks out of a thicker yarn though - as one of my friends is keen to point out, a pair of 4ply socks usually takes about as many stitches as a sweater.
I love Socks that Rock but it is very expensive. I also enjoyed working with Schoeller & Stahl Fortissima Socka - and it washes well. It's what I used for the skirt in this picture:
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Indeed. I remember when this was one of the more active groups, and definitely it's still one of the most friendly. Then the spam just didn't seem as bad (I think maybe there was less as well?)
Kirsten
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Kirsten Watson
Hey Kirsten
Well, I was silly not thinking of that, thank you :) I've bitten the bullet and got some 4-ply fancy sock wool and am looking forward to so slow burn knitting. :D Now all I need are some tiny double pointed needles!
Thank you for your help.
Jenny
Reply to
Jennym
In article ,
You and me both... I didn't think of it until the socks were finished and on my feet :)
Good luck, and have fun!
Kirsten
Reply to
Kirsten Watson
If you are happy knitting with thick wool then go for it. It really depend= s what you want to use the socks for. If you intend wearing them around th= e house then I don't think it really matters. You really only need to pay = special attention to thinner yarns if you want to knit socks to wear outsid= e with shoes. I spin my own wool so it is not the finest (yet) nor the most consistent. = Whilst I have only knitted a few pairs of socks everyone loves the homespun= character, with all the lumps and bumps. Just have fun doing it. I'm finishing off a set of leg warmers, two on a s= ingle circular needle. Maybe I will try two sock on a single circular next= time. Are you knitting toe up? =20 Keep calm and keep knitting. :-) Suellen Hand Spinning in Oz (on Google Groups)
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Aussie Spinner
Hallo Jenny since i live in Israel i am not familiar with your wools , but i wanted to congratulate you on starting knitting socks ,, mirjam
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mirjam

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