What else can sock yarn be used for?
It is perfectly usable to make nice hats, mitts, shawls, lightweight garments, baby blankets, blankets (see all the sock yarn blankets being made!) and whatever else you care to work it into.
What can you make with one skein of sock yarn?
There are scarves, shawls, cowls, boot toppers, baby clothes and more, all of which you can make with just a bit of yarn.
How many scans of yarn do I need for a scarf?
Estimating How Much Yarn to Buy
|Yarn Weight Category||Stitches per Inch||Yards Needed for a Scarf|
|1 Superfine||7 to 8||350|
|2 Fine||6 to 7||300|
|3 Light||5 to 6||250|
|4 Medium||4 to 5||200|
What size needles for scarf?
If you are a tight knitter, use bigger needles (size 17) or if you are a loose knitter, use smaller needles (size 15). Use whatever size needle it takes so that you make a scarf that is 4 inches to 4.5 inches wide (not wider). You can also adjust the number of stitches to keep your scarf within this size range.
What is the weight of sock yarn?
Sock/fingering weight yarn is used most often for sock knitting and infant items. The Standard Yarn Weight System classifies it as #1 Superfine. It is commonly worked at a gauge of 6-8 stitches per inch on a US 2-4 needle. Fingering weight yarn is also popular for shawls and scarves.