Knitting With Sock Blanks

Posted by Andre Dixon on

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of knitting from a sock blank is a pair of super speckled socks!  Sock blanks are perfect for sock knitting.  They are easy to tuck into a project bag without getting messy or tangled.  Watching the artwork disappear as you unravel the blank and then reappear in beautiful and unpredictable ways as the sock emerges is addictive!  They are a great way to bring excitement back into a plain vanilla sock pattern!

But sock blanks can be used for more than socks, despite what the name might imply!  They are composed of a fingering weight yarn and can be used in any pattern that calls for this weight of yarn.  Your imagination is truly the limit and the versatility of these yarns is amazing.  If you are a shawl knitter, you might try mixing a sock blank with a beautiful semi-solid yarn in your favorite pattern. The results are not only beautiful, but truly unique!

Hats, fingerless mitts, scarves, baby sweaters and even as accents on larger pieces like adult sweaters are great options.  Don't let the name fool you- sock blanks are for more than just socks.  However, like I said before, they are still perfect for sock knitting!  ;)

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