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lella
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Posted - 08/13/2004 :  09:20:43 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message
In the sock forum there is an acrylic yarn from Michael's mentioned that has only 164 yards and is called Moda Dea Sassy Stripes Yarn. Two of us are curious about it being enough for a sock. It comes in 50gr skeins. Any suggestions besides knitting a whole sock to find out? Guestimation is very low in my sock skills, since I am a newbie sock knitter. TIA

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Posted - 08/13/2004 :  09:40:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit ChristinaP's Homepage Send ChristinaP a Private Message
The rule of thumb with socks is that for a typical adult woman's sock you'll need 50gr. 100gr for a pair. That said, 164 seems short.

If you knit them from the toe up, you just stop when you run out of yarn and none is wasted on a gauge swatch.

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lella
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Posted - 08/13/2004 :  10:59:44 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message
Thanks Christina for your answer. It did sound short. Short for most other things as well. Maybe it would make a neat toy or other small item.
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Posted - 08/14/2004 :  03:42:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Boogie's Homepage Send Boogie a Private Message
It depends on the gauge too.
164 in worsted isn't really short. 164 in fingering weight would probably yield one anklet sock. For either one you wold need 2 balls but if its a good price and you really like it there is no reason you can't use 3.

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lella
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Posted - 08/14/2004 :  3:44:25 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message
Thanks Boogie. I think if it's nice and soft a good bed sock would be nice out of it. My feet get so cold I'm always wearing socks to bed in the winter.
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