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22nd Aug 2009, 04:27  


bronxelf says:

Faith gave me a skein of sock yarn. I have no idea how much it's enough to make- Ive never made socks. Thoughts?

22nd Aug 2009, 15:56

SnowCat says:

Rule of thumb is 400 meters/100 grams for a pair of socks. Since these are for Christian, they are XLarge, I only have something like 10 gms left. If you are making a pair for yourself, you have small feet, & you could prolly get away with 75-80 gms of sock/fingering yarn.

I dove into doing a full size pair of socks, most recommend doing a baby sock first - getting all the technical parts done so you can try them out and not freak out the first time you do a full sock. It's definitely not something to be afraid of - I'd say lace is way tougher. When you want to dive in - let me know - we can look at patterns.

22nd Aug 2009, 19:54

bronxelf says:

The skein she gave me is 100 grams, 350 yards.

I only wear a size 7 womens, so Im guessing that should do all right. I have needles already- this recommends out at a size 5 or 6 and I surely have those. Where would you recommend I look for a good pattern?

22nd Aug 2009, 21:30

SnowCat says:

ok ... that's a DK weight. That's *plenty* of yarn for socks, the heavier the yarn, the less yardage. :-)

Here's where I recommend you signing up for Ravely. You can totally ignore all the forums, never post a single project, but as a pattern & yarn resource it's fabulous.

Let me log into AIM and we can chat ....

22nd Aug 2009, 23:20