Rebecca, sock yarn is usually wool with some nylon for durability, in fingering weight.shebaker1 said:
True. Even yarns within their classification will vary in weight. I've noticed with some yarns that even different colors of the same brand and weight will be different thicknesses.GrumpyGramma said:What are you making? Not all sock yarn is the same weight. I have some that is heavier than fingering. http://littleknits.com/opal-xlarge-winter-moon-sledding-color-8925-150-gram-skeins.html
If durability is a requirement.... be sure to have a "sock yarn" that has about 20% nylon. If weight is the requirement... fingering weight is typical for "sock yarn"shebaker1 said:
Does avoiding the dryer apply to sock yarns that are wool-free?kbsalazar said:. Many - and again not all sock yarns - are "easy care" and are superwash/machine washable. All however benefit from avoiding the dryer all together regardless of how they are labeled, and will last longer if hand washed.
Hope this helps, -K.