Frequent question: What can I do with extra sock yarn?

Can you use sock yarn for other projects?

There are so many great, colorful sock yarns out there that it’s super tempting to use them for other projects that call for fingering-weight yarns. … But there are differences between yarns made specifically for socks (fiber content and construction chief among them) and those designed for shawls and other projects.

What is the difference between sock yarn and regular yarn?

Sock yarn is often a blend of fibers that make the finished fabric more durable. While regular wool yarn can be used for a sock, many people prefer superwash wool for socks because it can be washed in a washing machine. … If you love the feel of cotton, consider a yarn that blends up to 50 percent cotton with wool.

What weight yarn is 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.

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