Your Favorite Sock Yarn

mr.cullen's picture

After I finish my first pair of socks, I want to buy some good sock yarn for another pair of socks. Frankly, I have been overwhelmed by the number of different "sock" yarns available. I bet everyone on this site has a favorite sock yarn. Please share your favorites with me. Thanks. Happy knitting.


Knipper's picture

CrazyFoot by Mountain

CrazyFoot by Mountain Colors; BlackBunny sock yarn. All of these can give me an average size pair of socks with a little left over. Also Dorchester Farms (an independent dyer like Black Bunny) - great color sense - 2 skeins for a pair of socks. Also, I am willing to experiment. Feel of the yarn is important. My sock yarn stash is considered separate from my regular stash. Happy knitting.

james's picture

Generally I like the indy

Generally I like the indy dyers. The only problem is that a lot of their skeins will only have about 380-385 yds. Not really enough for men's socks. The Sanguine Gryphon's Skinny Bugga, however, comes with 450 yds, amazing colors, and a luxurious feel. You'll find a large selection of indy dyers at The Loopy Ewe. Sorry if I sound like a commercial. I've been lucky enough to have The Loopy Ewe (one of the internet's largest yarn retailers) as my LYS. Sadly for me, the shop is moving to Colorado in the fall. :-(

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I forgot to mention yardage

I forgot to mention yardage in my post. Good point, though. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I keep trying whichever

I keep trying whichever yarns happen to strike my fancy at the time I'm shopping. I've enjoyed Malabrigo, Happy Feet, Trekking XXL, a couple of other German brands, jaWoll, and Mountain Colors. The main thing I go for is how the yarn feels as I handle it and while knitting it up and whether the color[s] appeal to me. A good thing is that most sock yarns have a tight twist and that helps them wear better, above and beyond nylon content. It's great that we can experiment until we find a particular yarn that we want to use more often. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

ronhuber's picture

Although I use almost

Although I use almost exclusively "Kroy" and have socks that I wash every week and were knit 6 years ago, I am sure most yarns are as good and the only difference is colour choices. Most are made up of 75 to 80% wool and the rest nylon. Most are machine washable. You could pick out 4 or 5 kinds, knit socks from each, and then you would have a better idea of what you like. However, it will probably take years to find out how durable each one is.

Opel sock yarns are my

Opel sock yarns are my favorites, also like Berroco-----will also use any others that take my fancy. The variety is, indeed, overwhelming and what joy it is to just jump in and be overwhelmed!!

PeterMark's picture

Austermann Step

Austermann Step