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Sock Yarn – Winter 18
Nothing says you’re devoted to the craft of spinning and knitting like socks! This issue covers socks inside and outside, toes to cuffs.
Have you wanted to spin socks but you’re not sure where to start?
Do you yearn to spin stocks that last and last? Listen to what our sock knitting expert has to say about the perfect sock yarn.
Would you like to know which yarn structure holds up the best on your feet?
The Socks issue of PLY is filled with everything you need to know to start (or keep) spinning socks. We talk about the best breeds (and why), the fiber preparation that lends itself most to sock spinning, different drafts, and the best plying methods for socks. If you love spinning socks, let us show you what we found when we compared the most popular sock yarn structures; it might just change your sock spinning forever! We talk about adding nylon, adding mohair, and if you need to do either. Learn about superwash fiber and make your own decision whether or not it’s a good fit for you and your socks. Are you a Turkish spindle lover? We’ve got a gorgeous article all about sock yarn turtles. Obsessed with color? No problem. Get bored spinning for the second sock? We’ve got a solution we think you’ll love. Want a special luxury pair of socks? We’ve got you covered. This issue is chock-full of socks, including a couple of great patterns.
Turkish Spindles, Sleeping Turtles, and Matching Socks — Evanita Montalvo
Breaking out of a Rut: Getting a new sock yarn groove— Joanne Seiff
Humble Socks— Christina Pappas
A Good Yarn: Nylon vs. Mohair —Denise Williams
Luxury socks that last and luxury socks that don’t — Melanie Duarte
On Spinning Yarns for Socks — Kate Atherley
Making the Case for Crepe Spun Socks— Debbie Held
Sock Yarn Round Up – What’s Your Favorite Structure?— Jillian Moreno
Color Study in Three Socks — Jennifer Lackey
Tuff Socks Naturally: An Ongoing Collaborative Project Exploring Sustainable Fibres and Techniques for Making Durable Socks — Rebecca Marsh