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kitkatknit
Chatty Knitter

184 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2005 :  10:32:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit kitkatknit's Homepage Send kitkatknit a Private Message
I'd like your opinions on your favorite sock yarn and rank them. I am new to socks, my first are in Koigu KPPPM and are too yummy. My next pair will probably be in Lorna's Laces, Cherry Tree Hill or Trekking XXL. Please rank your top 5 favorites (and fantasy sock yarns) and tell us why!


azknitter
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Posted - 07/26/2005 :  10:44:21 AM  Show Profile Send azknitter a Private Message
Mountain Colors Bearfoot.

Trish
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pjkite
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Posted - 07/26/2005 :  11:42:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit pjkite's Homepage  Send pjkite a Yahoo! Message Send pjkite a Private Message
No contest - my handspun yarns are always my favorites. Doesn't matter whether it's superwash, superwash and nylon, Border Leicester, Shetland, Romney or merino and silk - I'll take my handspun over any of the commerical yarns. That said, I also like to use the Lorna's Laces and Cherry Tree Hill sock yarns when I don't have time to spin!

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MissPooh
Angel

USA
640 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2005 :  2:06:32 PM  Show Profile Send MissPooh a Private Message
Scheepjes has some great patterning and colors in the Invicta yarns.

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Irish350
Chatty Knitter

USA
321 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2005 :  05:45:02 AM  Show Profile Send Irish350 a Private Message
I am a Mountain Colors "Bearfoot" fan too. It is my favorite yarn to date.

Maureen
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umbaba
Seriously Hooked

USA
693 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2005 :  10:49:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit umbaba's Homepage Send umbaba a Private Message
I like Opal and the stuff from Skacel, Lorna's Laces and I also like Limbo for socks even though it is not a "sock yarn".

...as soon as I finish this row

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kitkatknit
Chatty Knitter

184 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2005 :  08:55:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit kitkatknit's Homepage Send kitkatknit a Private Message
My LYS got in some Mountain Colors Bearfoot. So disgregard what I said about what my next socks will be knit from!!! I love that little bit of Mohair in the Bearfoot. I've now bought yarn for my next project while still working on my current one. Something tells me this is where the concept of stash starts....

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knitloon
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524 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2005 :  09:18:23 AM  Show Profile Send knitloon a Private Message
I like Brown Sheep's Wildfoote, and for a slightly heavier sock, Louet Gems Opal. Sounds like I need to try Bearfoot. Any opinions on Knitpicks sock yarns?
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Maybird
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United Kingdom
155 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2005 :  09:43:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Maybird's Homepage Send Maybird a Private Message
I've only ever used Regia (it's all I have found here in London). But I like it, and the people who I have given socks to like it.
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Milinda
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Posted - 08/03/2005 :  11:00:40 AM  Show Profile Send Milinda a Private Message
Yes, that is how stashing begins!

1. Bearfoot because those who have socks out of this yarn KNOW why.

2. Cherry Tree Hill, gorgeous and soft with pretty, muted colors.

3. My husband prefers his done in Wildfoote

4. Lang's Fantomas for a thicker, comfy winter sock without going into a worsted weight.

5. Jawoll because it has that cute little spool inside the skein. Regia because it washes and wears so well. Anne by Schaefer because of the interesting colorways and it has merino in it and that is one of my favorite fibers. Opal because I can get two pair out of a skein . . . and all others because I LOVE sock yarn and will continue trying them all just to know what they are like because I am enthralled by the process of knitting socks.



M L
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YarnGoddess
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USA
2460 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2005 :  11:30:46 AM  Show Profile Send YarnGoddess a Private Message
Trekking XXL (incredible coloration patterns and super soft)

Mountains Colors Bearfoot (softness to die for)

Interlacements Toasty Toes (super warm and super soft)

Elizabeth
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rejoyce
Chatty Knitter

USA
250 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2005 :  3:14:58 PM  Show Profile Send rejoyce a Private Message
Lorna Laces
Jawoll (it is so soft and I love the reinforcement yarn that comes with it)
Koigu (expensive)
I need to try Bearfoot now that I have read this thread!

Kim
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SerMom
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Canada
6412 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2005 :  8:33:49 PM  Show Profile Send SerMom a Private Message
Chanpagne taste on Soda Water budget. Sigh!

I haven't used most of the expensive sock yarns, but I have used and enjoyed Lorna's Laces (thanks to Luann - and I even made a pair of socks ) and Interlacements Little Toes (which they've discontinued).

The LL is much softer, but I love the Interlacements colourways.

Other than that, it's been Kroy, which is OK, but there's no comparison.

Barbara

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sylver
New Pal

36 Posts

Posted - 08/05/2005 :  11:36:32 AM  Show Profile Send sylver a Private Message
I have used different kinds, but my favorite by far is opal. It is so soft, a dream to work with :)

I hope that one day I can say my favorite is my own handspun, but given the way my handspun yarns look, I think thats going to take a loooong time ;)

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