The majority contain nylon for added strength and stretchiness, but not all. If you prefer an alternative to acrylic, we generally suggest holding a strand of Silk Mohair yarn with your sock yarn in areas where your socks are prone to wear thin.
Similarly, yarns containing Silk and Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) make for lovely, strong sock wool without the need for anything synthetic. As with all hand-dyed yarns, we recommend hand-washing.
Durability and comfort are essential when choosing a suitable sock yarn. But also, consider these aspects:
If you're looking for really great basic sock knitting patterns, we highly recommend these FREE sock patterns:
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