"Sock" Yarn, Yarn Made of Socks!

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About: Tires into planters is my 'biggest' hobby.

To keep  warm, I am making yarn from socks and using the "sock" yarn in various warming ways.

Step 1: Assemble Your Socks:

Make a nice pile of socks next to your sewing machine.

Continue, assembly-line fashion!

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 5: Half-hitch Cast-on

To knit with "sock" yarn, begin with the Half-hitch Cast-on because it is the easiest!

The gauge  (XL) of the yarn required large knitting pins. I used broom-sticks.

Knitting and purling, row by row, results in a fabric with quite the curl!

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!

Step 7: Traditional Warmth

Draft elimination!  We used to say that in the 60's!!


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    Katydidit

    1 year ago

    I LOVE this Idea ALOT. I know you posted it 7 years ago, but now when times are getting harder and harder - I is even more appropriate. Thank you, I love being able to reuse rather than throw away.

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    Sarrie_k

    2 years ago

    I'm a lefty, so knitting ANYTHING is always backwards to me!! :))) I like this idea, but I can't imagine broomstick knitting needles!!! Gonna try sth similar that "makes a little more sense" to me as a southpaw!! Thanks for th idea inspiration!!!

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    Sherriy

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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'. :)

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    dolldrSherriy

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Thank-you for noticing and commenting! If we(my family) had ever worn tube-sox I would have made this sooner. I hate those things. I am also developing a smaller more colorful version made from children's sox.

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    Angry Butterfly

    7 years ago on Step 7

    I thought you were crazy till I saw the draft dodger! Interesting.

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    grooooovy

    8 years ago on Step 7

    Check out the summer yarns contest today, and vote for your favorite!

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    russm313

    8 years ago on Introduction

    "sock" yarn.... LOL  this is great!  I was expecting very thin, stretchy yarn with self-striping patterns.... I was way off.