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No-nylon Sock Yarn Reviews

You can knit socks in pretty much any yarn you like, but the problem is that depending on which fibre it is, the socks can wear through very quickly.  The simple answer to this is to add nylon to the mix to make the socks strong and hard-wearing, but did you know that it's possible to blend different fibres and fleeces to get the same effect without the nylon?

I've been knitting, road-testing and reviewing no-nylon yarns to see how they compare with commercially-produced sock yarns containing nylon.  These yarns have been produced from British sheep, goats and alpacas and I love the fact that buying these yarns supports our farmers and the British yarn industry.  

I road-test the socks for six months before reviewing the yarn (with the exception of the first review which had a tough trial on a trek in Peru on my daughter's feet) so that I can give you proper feedback on how the socks have worn.  













3 comments:

  1. I'm currently making socks with drops flora mix which is 65% wool 35% alpaca. It's lovely and soft and the socks are very cozy and comfortable but I don't know how durable they'll be. I wondered if you have tried anything similar?

    Thanks
    Claire from Norfolk

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    1. Hi Claire, those are going to be cozy socks! No, I haven't used a mix like that and I guess how durable they will be will be down to whatever the wool blend is as the soft alpaca won't appreciate hard wear. If you can, it might be worth reinforcing the toes and maybe even the soles with heel stitch to make them a bit stronger - or just don't wear them on too many long treks! xx

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    2. Thanks for getting back to me Christine.
      I'm actually making this pair as bed socks so durability isn't so important but they are soooo soft and lovely I was thinking of making more for general wear.
      I think I still will and maybe I'll have a go at reinforcing them as you've suggested they really are very very lovely.
      I'll let you know how they come out ��

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