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How much yarn is needed for an average pair of womens socks?
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May 12, 2013 08:56:39   #
kittenosmall
 
Hi all, just wondering, since everytime I find my self at acmoire, our craft store around here, which is about weekly lol, they have a great coupon each week, 40 or 50 % off one regular price item and I go in there and look at the yarn knowing one will be at least half off I pick up two skeins if 100 grams and three if 50 grams, right now I am a beginner and only going to start my second pair of socks on a size 6 needle. Do I have enough yarn, the leg will be more like an ankle sock with some ribbing, pretty much know I will probbly be ok on the larger yarn but will the 3 50 grams be enough? Could always do heel and toe in as different cokor I suppose, if not enuf, even cuff too a different color, I have a stash of yarn bought like this, any advice?much appreciated, thanks your friend janet :)
 
May 12, 2013 09:04:25   #
rasputin
 
my friend makes socks constantly. She uses very small needles , like size 2. She uses "sock" yarn. I think she can probably use 1 ball, but always buys 2 because she sometimes goes over a bit. Like you said , you can always use different colors for toe,heel, ....
May 12, 2013 09:04:50   #
Bulldog
 
I am just learning myself but have always been told that 100 grams will cover a pair of socks and that is in sock yarn or fingering weight. Hope this helps. God Bless...Betty
May 12, 2013 09:13:23   #
wjeanc (a regular here)
 
With a size 6 needle you must be using worsted weight.

The amount you would need for a pair of socks, if you use sock yarn and size US 2 or smaller dpns or circulars is 100 grams. 50 grams of sock yarn will give you only 1 sock with a small bit left over.

The only pattern I have for worsted weight (which is an Australian pattern) also calls for 100 grams with 3.75mm (US 5) needles.

Hope this helps some. Happy knitting.
May 12, 2013 09:14:55   #
Yarn Happy
 
50 gram ball makes one sock. I like to make mine toe up so I don't have to worry about running out of yarn. I buy one 100 gram ball, divide into two 50 gram ball, then make the pair two at a time, toe up on magic loop. When you get down to a few yarns, cast off.
May 12, 2013 09:16:10   #
Ms. Nettie
 
Janet,
The pattern will tell you how many ounces of yarn you need to make the project. Usually one sock yarn ball makes 2 socks. Check the size of needles for the yarn your are using. I do not know the pattern but size 6 sounds a tad large unless the design is open and airy.
I have knitted socks with sock yarn and it calls for a size 2.
I was interested in making a design and took my left over yarn to the knit shop and they weighed it for me and let me know if I had enough. FYI yarn weight is important to a pattern and correct needle size. Good luck and Happy knitting. your friend nettie
 
May 12, 2013 09:24:39   #
kittenosmall
 
Hi all, since so many of you have written a big group thanks and phew, what a relief I will have enough and leftovers for that ever growing stash to boot, my ds had to move the stashbto an upstairs unused room, it was taking over the,dining rook thanks and happy excuse typos, on a nook and its not cooperating!motherday,yourfriendf,tjanet:)e
May 12, 2013 09:32:04   #
joanh8060
 
Ms. Nettie wrote:
Janet,
The pattern will tell you how many ounces of yarn you need to make the project. Usually one sock yarn ball makes 2 socks. Check the size of needles for the yarn your are using. I do not know the pattern but size 6 sounds a tad large unless the design is open and airy.
I have knitted socks with sock yarn and it calls for a size 2.
I was interested in making a design and took my left over yarn to the knit shop and they weighed it for me and let me know if I had enough. FYI yarn weight is important to a pattern and correct needle size. Good luck and Happy knitting. your friend nettie
Janet, br The pattern will tell you how many ounce... (show quote)

some socks yarns come in 50g skeins/balls some in 100g skiens. Takes 100g for fingering weight socks on #2 needles.

Joan 8060
May 12, 2013 12:37:44   #
impatient knitter (a regular here)
 
kittenosmall wrote:
Hi all, since so many of you have written a big group thanks and phew, what a relief I will have enough and leftovers for that ever growing stash to boot, my ds had to move the stashbto an upstairs unused room, it was taking over the,dining rook thanks and happy excuse typos, on a nook and its not cooperating!motherday,yourfriendf,tjanet:)e


When you have enough of small balls of left-over yarns, you can make "magic socks," which are a combination of all different (preferably same kind of yarn, i.e. all sock yarn, or all knitting worsted, etc.) and it comes out kinda cool, if you're into that sort of thing. I've made dozens of pair, and am presently working on a pair for my grand niece, who is confined to a wheel chair, and must wear braces, which irritate her skin. I've finished the first sock, and have just started on the second one. This is a "tube sock," with no heel, as she isn't able to get out of the wheel chair, so there will be no wear and tear on the heel of the sock, just where it may rub against her brace, in which case, I'll knit her more! They're really fun to make because you never know what color or pattern will come up next!
First of tube socks for Allisen

May 12, 2013 14:35:54   #
kittenosmall
 
Glory Gee in CT wrote:
When you have enough of small balls of left-over yarns, you can make "magic socks," which are a combination of all different (preferably same kind of yarn, i.e. all sock yarn, or all knitting worsted, etc.) and it comes out kinda cool, if you're into that sort of thing. I've made dozens of pair, and am presently working on a pair for my grand niece, who is confined to a wheel chair, and must wear braces, which irritate her skin. I've finished the first sock, and have just started on the second one. This is a "tube sock," with no heel, as she isn't able to get out of the wheel chair, so there will be no wear and tear on the heel of the sock, just where it may rub against her brace, in which case, I'll knit her more! They're really fun to make because you never know what color or pattern will come up next!
When you have enough of small balls of left-over y... (show quote)


Hi, what a great idea and the sock looks wonderful, sure she will love it, happy knitting, your friend janet:)
May 12, 2013 16:14:08   #
44gram (a regular here)
 
Someone on KP posted this. Sorry I've forgotten who it was. But I've found it very helpful

Yarn for men's socks

Fingering - 525 yds
Sport - 430 yds
DK - 400 yds
Worsted - 370 yds


Yarn Weight Child Sm Child Med Women Men
Fingering 275 340 430 525
Sport 215 275 370 430
DK 200 250 340 400
Worsted 185 215 310 370

Thank you to the person who originally provided this
 
May 13, 2013 06:15:00   #
kittenosmall
 
grandmere101 wrote:
Someone on KP posted this. Sorry I've forgotten who it was. But I've found it very helpful

Yarn for men's socks

Fingering - 525 yds
Sport - 430 yds
DK - 400 yds
Worsted - 370 yds


Yarn Weight Child Sm Child Med Women Men


Fingering 275 340 430 525
Sport 215 275 370 430
DK 200 250 340 400
Worsted 185 215 310 370

Thank you to the person who originally provided this


Hi, this is very helpful, thank you.and happy knitting, your friend janet :)
May 13, 2013 06:42:12   #
Isa
 
I believe that it's very important to use the recommended yarn weight and needle size that will give you the correct gauge. When using worsted weight yarn with a medium size needle, (6-8), you may get a very thick/dense sock with little ease/stretchability. The question is, is this sock to be worn with a regular shoe or is it for boots or slippers? A thick sock will make your foot fit too tight in a regular shoe.
Look at your label, which is your "recipe" for success. Most sock yarn is thin so it makes socks that fit on your foot and shoe well. Sock yarn tends to have an elastic ply so they wear better/last longer. Also, the label will tell you if it will make 1 or 2 socks.
I too take advantage of sales and converted an upstairs closet into my yarn stash storage place. What do I do with any extra skeins I may have after a project? I knit up a project from any one of my 'One Skein' pattern books like hats, scarves or hot-pads, table runners, or combine many leftovers to make colorful afghans/quilts, all depending on the pattern and weight/gauge of the yarn.
May 13, 2013 10:43:39   #
chickkie (a regular here)
 
Usually the label on the sock yarn calls for a needle that is too large to make a long lasting, well fitting sock.
May 13, 2013 11:01:17   #
courier770
 
I find that grams and ounces can be deceiving and that yardage is a better guild. For instance, cotton "weighs" more per yard than say, Alpaca. If you are purchasing a cotton blend, sock yarn, each yard is going to weigh a little more than a wool blend and a wool blend is going to weigh more per yard than an Alpaca blend.

I have a fairly small foot but I prefer my socks to have a longer "leg", so I find that 425 yards works well for ME. Plus I like to have a little left over for my "sock darning" kit.
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