Update on The Hunt for a Great (handspun) Sock Yarn

docs1's picture

I won't reinvent the wheel, so to speak, but as some of you know, I have been trying to spin sock yarn and have an interest in finding out what works.
Our blog is fibercurioandsundries.blogspot.com
Any and all comments are of value, always appreciated. I am not "done" in my quest, but I have put in enough work to arrive at some conclusions so far.

Ellen

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docs1's picture

Thanks, Bill, heavier is

Thanks, Bill, heavier is actually easier to spin than lighter in weight. I looked at the next post showing the beautiful cabled design. OK, so since I am a newbie, how much yarn does one have to have to make Kilt hose for your average good-sized guy?
Second question, would a proper Scotsman prefer a dyed solid color or does anyone use natural colored wool like you find in Shetland wool such as dark and medium grays and browns?
Thanks for the new idea.

Bill's picture

Enjoyed reading your

Enjoyed reading your blog.
You might consider yarn for Kilt Hose. That can be a bit heavier than what you've been aiming for...but the mixed colour will have to be toned down...the hose have to coordinate with tartans.