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"Sock" Yarn, yarn made of socks!

To keep  warm, I am making yarn from socks and using the "sock" yarn in various warming ways.
 
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Step 2: Start sewing your socks together:

Mate socks toe to toe.  Push one sock into the other & sew across the toes.

I sewed back and forth.
 
Working with 2 at a time, sew the socks together.

Because the socks are made of a knit fabric, a zig-zag stitch is suitable because of its stretchy nature.

When done with this seam it is not necessary to trim the threads.

Open the unit by pulling at the cuffs.

Step 3: Continue assembly:

Sew all of the paired units together at the cuff.

Slip one cuff into another & sew where they lap,  using the identicle back and forth technique used on the toe.

The thread tails should be cut here!

Step 4: Warming Up:

Yarn keeps us warm. 

Sewn together at the sides, this "sock" yarn makes a blanket, a curtain, a rug...

Step 6: Or crochet!

I crocheted the "sock" yarn with my hand, not finding a large enough hook.

Warm up with a scarf or use your scarf to play with the dogs, warming all of you up!
Sherriy15 hours ago

I wonder what it would look like with complimentary colors.... Tube socks would be great, eliminating the bulky heels that seem to stick out. Interesting take on 'sock yarn'. :)

I thought you were crazy till I saw the draft dodger! Interesting.
grooooovy3 years ago
Check out the summer yarns contest today, and vote for your favorite!
russm3134 years ago
"sock" yarn.... LOL  this is great!  I was expecting very thin, stretchy yarn with self-striping patterns.... I was way off.