Kiwiyarns Knits

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Never say never


About a year ago, I said in a post that I would never knit socks.


See what happens when you start buying sock yarn.

It’s rather addictive isn’t it?


Author: kiwiyarns

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11 thoughts on “Never say never

  1. Love it!! It sure is addictive, I have a drawer full of the stuff and not enough time to knit these days.

    • I’m using Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s basic recipe in “Knitting Rules!” to knit the socks and there’s a phrase in the book I’d like to quote here “The knitter spends all her free time knitting, and the time she considers “free” is expanding…” Quite a useful angle to create more free time… 😉

  2. Sock yarn is dangerous stuff, I have way too much and keep falling for more. Not all of it falls into my stash, but more than I need does.

    • This new addition to my knitting repertoire is already creating issues. I do not have enough sock yarn… but I can see how one could quickly accumulate an impressive collection. 🙂

  3. You could always knit shawls.

  4. Oh dear……………… today after work I went to a different wool shop………..the lady wasn’t overly helpful (what is it with English wool shops? They are usually run by really grumpy women) but I still came out with an little collection of wool that is due to wing it’s way across the sea, bought before reading this post which is amazing (you’ll just have to wait and see what I mean……..) and I shall also raid the stash (must confess that on my blog soon) and see if you can make use of some alpaca 4ply………………

  5. Oh dear Alice’s posts and your lovely wool getting me into fair aisle again has made me start looking seriously at sock yarn! I am going to have to dye some myself though I think to get the right colours for nice combinations as we only have a tiny selection in the shops here and its all mutlicoloured which is brilliant if you don’t want to make your own design or follow a graphed pattern. Any suggestions for buying plain skeins of sock yarn?
    I just saw a brilliant tutorial for doing the heels by slipping stitches in the decrease and adding stitches to the increase to get a perfectly turned heel… looks too good to be true!

  6. I have a ton of sock yarn and several lonely socks that are waiting for mates! I’ve just discovered that hand painted sock yarn is lovely for baby sweaters and gloves! By the way, that’s a great color.