Spinning sock yarn

November 22nd, 2009  |  Published in Spindle Project

Three Sock Singles

Three Sock Singles

I’m mildly obsessed with sock yarn. Having it, using it, getting more of it, and, you know what’s coming, spinning it.

So it only makes sense that most of my spinning projects involve making sock-weight yarns. One of my current projects uses 3 spindles for the singles, and a 4th yet-to-be-named spindle for plying.

I’m shooting for a nice fingering weight because it just makes me crazy to finish knitting a pair of socks made with that slightly too thick yarn that requires a new pair of shoes. Bigger shoes. So even though I whine about the itty-bitty needles, and the itty-bitty yarn, I’m happier in the end (really).

Confession: I started spinning these singles something like, um, maybe 3 years ago? I know. Pretty sad. The good news is I think I’m finally almost ready to ply (ha! almost!)! Each spindle has 0.8 oz of fiber in the cop, and I only have 0.6 oz of roving left to spin. I should end up with a skein weighing almost 3 oz, which should make a pair of socks.

Sock Single Size

Sock Single Size

And if not, I guess I’ll just have to spin something matchy-matchy so my socks have toes. And the rest of their feet.

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