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    Question Knitting socks - Yarn

    One of these days, I would like to knit socks. My question is I'm allergic to wool so what would be a good yarn to use? Thanks!

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    I know people who knit with acrylic. You just have to bear in mind that it will stretch out of shape. Wool tends to go back to it's original shape when washed. I've also heard of people knitting socks with bamboo/cotton, but I've never seen the finished product, and I don't know how it would wear. Sorry...I'm not much help. Maybe check projects over at Ravelry.com and see if someone has posted something other than wool socks.

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    Moda Dea, LionBrand and Paton all make 100% acrylic yarn. If you don't like the feel of acrylic (I don't...it makes my feet sweat) you can buy cotton/cotton blends.

    Cascade makes a nice one, called "Cascade Fixation". http://www.cascadeyarns.com/cascade-fixation.asp

    Blue Moon Fiber Arts also has a new line of cotton blend sock yarn: http://www.bluemoonfiberarts.com/new...ex&cPath=19_70

    Lorna's Laces has a silk/bamboo blend that looks very nice. I haven't used it yet. http://www.lornaslaces.net/oneyarn.a...iew&yarn_id=27

    There's also bamboo sock yarn, which is very nice. http://www.straw.com/cpy/yarns/pandacotton-card.html

    http://shop.royalyarns.com/Regia-4-P...rn_c_3371.html

    I think SWTC makes Tofutsies and I think that is soysilk, cotton, and chitin.
    http://www.soysilk.com/tofutsies.html
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    I used the panda cotton to make socks for someone who's allergic. I found it splitty, but that might just be the contrast with wool.

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    I use acrylic worsted weight and make slipper socks. I like to be able to wash and dry them in the machine.
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