Louise's April Blog - Day 2 - 5 uses and pattern ideas for sock yarn
Easter Monday Rain rain rain, the weather has not been very good at all today so we have had a lovely day in the house. I had a lot of house work to do and time for some sock knitting.
5 uses and pattern ideas for sock yarn Sock yarn generally is a wool and nylon blend (There is more and more different blends becoming available ) the nylon gives the yarn a lovely stretchy quality when it is knitted or crocheted. This means it is ideal for making socks as the cuff of the sock has enough stretch to go over your foot without making the sock too baggy. Sock yarn comes in different weights so you can make fine socks or chunky bed socks. 4ply sock yarn like Stylecraft's Head over Heels and Opal's colourful sock yarns both knit into a lovely dense fabric.
Sock yarn is also more durable and harder wearing. You don't want to spend time making socks for them to get holes in them the first time you wear them. The choice of yarn will depend on the type of sock you are wanting to make.
Sock yarns are great fun, there are so many different options to choose from. Self striping, self patterning, sparkly and much more.