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NOT JUST SOCKS - IDEAS TO USE SOCKWEIGHT, FINGERING WEIGHT OR DK YARN

Presented by Candy Grastorf  March 2008

Part of my idea coming up with this program was what to do if you have leftover sock yarn.

•  How about whipping up a phone or ipod cover?

•  Wine bottle sock, mug warmer, coasters

•  Handpuppet or finger puppets, teddy bear wear (see our Toni Bear Wear patterns on the website as well) Mini-sock earrings

•  Mini-sweater, mitten or sock ornaments

•  keychain sock blocker sock

 

Or maybe you have sock yarn that you don't like how it knits up as socks (maybe it pools) there are other options besides socks. The pattern for the beret mentions it is great for yarn that pools

Fingerless gloves, headband, scarves, gloves or mittens

 

Possibly you have second sock syndrome and would rather knit one item like a shawl or scarf than trying to know two identical socks.

 

Baby sweater such as the Baby surprise jacket (Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern)

Mexicali baby sweater & hat – Knitters 71 Summer 2003 (be sure to get errata) knit from wrist to wrist in self-patterning yarn

Baby leg warmers (to wear under dresses), baby booties

pillow, blanket, stuffed toys/animals

 

What if you have accumulated a collection of sock yarn because sock knitting is in but you've decided you're not crazy about knitting on tiny needles and will never get all this yarn knit-up. You could make a lace shawl, poncho or scarf on larger needles.

 

Try using two strands together or use one strand sock yarn with another kind of yarn.

SOME POSSIBILITIES:

Fingerless gloves, headband, scarves, gloves or mittens

Ipod sock – or ipod “wallet” envelope style with button

Wine bottle sock, mug warmer, coasters

Handpuppet or finger puppets, teddy bear wear (see our Toni bear patterns on the website as well)

Baby sweater such as the Baby surprise jacket (Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern)

Mexicali baby sweater & hat – Knitters 71 Summer 2003 (be sure to get errata) knit from wrist to

wrist in self-patterning yarn

Baby leg warmers (to wear under dresses), baby booties

Mini-sock earrings

Mini-sweater, mitten or sock ornaments

keychain sock blocker sock

pillow, blanket, stuffed toys/animals

Combine with another yarn to make a felted hat

 

LOOK AT YOUR KNITTING BOOKS FOR SOCK YARN POSSIBILITIES:

 

INSPIRATION

To see some great items knit with sock yarn visit our member shop's website - The Loopy Ewe http://www.theloopyewe.com/photos/sock-yarns-but-not-socks/

I searched ravelry.com by clicking on the “sock” tag (which would give me projects made with sock yarn in addition to socks). Just clicking on sock gave me 408 pages of items to look at! Below are lots of links for free patterns to use with sockweight to fingering/sport yarn. For links that start with “ravelry.com” you have to be a member (it is free!) of ravelry as they're only on ravelry.

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