Saturday, August 12, 2006

A new sock knitting goal

For a while now I've been thinking about sock knitting goals. Besides numbers and the like, I'd like to try as many kinds of sock yarns as possible - and not necessarily things which are strictly sock yarn, although I'm unlikely to knit socks with worsted or laceweight. ;)

So I've posted a list in the sidebar of all the sock yarns I've used, and a list of the ones I have in the stash but haven't yet used (although this one may be a little less complete).

Check out the list - it's just above the progress pics - and let me know if you can think of any other yarns that I should try!

ETA: I'm not a fan of silk, so it's unlikely I'll try any of the silk blend yarns.

9 Comments:

Blogger Julie said...

I don't see Opal on your list, that's so far my fav superwash type. And did I see Mountain Colors? I don't remember but that's another nice one.

3:02 AM  
Anonymous Dani said...

Socks that Rock and Trekking come immediately to mind. And what about Interlacements (Toasty OR Tiny Toes)?

5:41 AM  
Blogger Terby said...

Fleece Artist merino sock yarn. The yarn feels similar to Koigu, but I think a little sturdier. I haven't tried Regia Silk, but I've heard great things.

6:18 AM  
Blogger mf said...

you must try Anne, regina silk & mountian colors too. Theres more but I won't list them all. I use al kinds of stuff even have used KSH in a pair of socks wonderful!

7:31 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

What about Regia silk and the new knitpicks wool/silk blend, Gloss?

8:47 AM  
Anonymous rose said...

What about the Merino/Tencel blend Lucy at Mind's Eye dyes? There's also Jknits (you tried to steal it from me)
Artyarns Ultramerino, Jojoland Wool Yarn, Marks & Kattens Clown, Meilenweit Mega Boot Stretch, The Spinning Bunny Yarns Blue Faced Leicester, Curious Yarns Sock Yarn.

(so yeah, I jsut went through my stash and listed all my sock yarns that you didn't list). And you can't steal any of them :P

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Manda said...

austermann step! i haven't tried it, but it's the sock yarn w/ aloe & jojoba oil in it that's supposed to be nice. :) it's one of the yarns on my wishlist.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous sprite said...

I just wound up some Woolarina sock yarn last night and I'm very excited to start knitting with it.

I'd be interested to see if you liked all the sock yarns you've knit with. Maybe an asterisk to mark the personal favorites?

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Ginny said...

Mountain Colors Weaver's Wool, especially with the Three Trails patterns. It's the same weight as Bearfoot but all wool and a wider range of colors because apparently they can't dye the Bearfoot with some of their light colorways. It's one of my favorites and accounts for half the socks I own.

10:22 AM  

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Sock Yarn

    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Alpafina
    Artsygal*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
    Claudia's Handpaints
    Conjoined Creations Flat Feet
    Crystal Palace Maizy
    CTH Supersock
    Dicentra Designs
    Dorchester Farms
    Fabel
    Fearless Fibers
    Fixation*
    Gloss (KP)
    handspun
    Inspinknity*
    Interlacements Beibi Seda
    Interlacements Tiny Toes
    Interlacements Toasty Toes
    Jarbo Raggi
    JKnits*
    Jojoland Melody
    Koigu*
    Kona Superwash
    KP Essential
    KP Merino
    KP Palette
    Limbo
    Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock*
    Macek Designs
    Madelinetosh
    Magic Stripes
    Mega Boots Stretch
    Microspun
    Nature's Palette
    Noro Kureyon Sock
    Opal
    Panda Cotton
    Paton's Kroy*
    Peru DK
    Peruvian Quechua
    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
    Regia Strato*
    Ruby Sapphire
    Sockotta
    Socks That Rock*
    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    TOFUtsies
    Trekking*
    Wick
    Wildfoote*
    Wollmeise*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
    Regia
    Vesper
    Yarns in the stash:

    All Things Heather
    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
    C*eye*ber Fiber
    Cervinia Calzetteria
    CTH Superglitz
    Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks
    Chewy Spaghetti
    Classic Elite Alpaca Sox
    Colinette Cadenza
    Colinette Jitterbug
    Country Classic Yarn for Sox
    Crash Into Ewe
    Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop
    Curious Yarns
    Done Roving
    Dream in Color
    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    Fortissima
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Fyberspates
    geeyouknit!
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
    KP Essential Tweed
    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Luxe
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
    Meilenweit Trend
    Mind's Eye Merino/Tencel
    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
    Peterle
    Pigeon Roof Studios
    Pine Woods
    Posh Yarn Lucia
    Prism Saki
    Pucker Brush Farm
    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
    Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
    Shelridge Farm
    ShibuiKnits
    Sockenwolle Unipo
    Spirit Trail Fiberworks
    Spunky Eclectic
    Steinbach Wolle Sockenwolle
    Sundara Yarn
    Sweetgeorgia
    Tess Designer Yarns
    Twisted
    The Unique Sheep
    Universal Ditto
    Valley Yarns Franklin
    vanCalcar Acres
    White Oak Studio tvyarn
    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
    Wool in the Woods
    The Woolen Rabbit
    Yarn Botanika Radiance
    Yarntini
    Ysolda Yarn
    Zen Yarn Garden


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    Pippikneesocks
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    The Spinning Bunny Yarns BFL

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