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Sock-Ease: For More Than Just Socks

February 28th, 2011

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Sock-Ease is one of my favorite yarns for sock knitting because of its durability, but did you know that it’s great for other projects, too? Whether you’re trying this yarn for the first time or are using up your scraps, here are 4 great ways to use Sock-Ease for non-sock projects!

  • Hudson River CowlColor blending. Try stranding one of the self-striping shades with a solid worsted weight yarn for a fun color effect. For example, our Hudson River Cowl combines 3 shades of Sock-Ease with Fishermen’s Wool for a colorful cowl.
  • Lightweight wristers. Cold hands need covering. Since Sock-Ease is 75% wool, it’s perfect for making warm wrist warmers that light enough to wear while typing and working. Check out our All Season Wristers and our Sparrow Fingerless Gloves for wrister inspiration.
  • Granny square afghans. Colorful patchwork afghans are the perfect way to use new yarn and sock leftovers. Our Candy Color Afghan shows how the self-striping colorways create exciting splashes of color.
  • Hats. I love wearing hats, and the versatile fingering weight of Sock-Ease makes hats that are great for transitioning to spring. Our Lake District Hat is the perfect example of a cozy hat that’s not too warm.

Have you tried Sock-Ease for a non-sock project? What did you make?

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