What yarn base is best for socks?
I had a GREAT question today! So, let’s go through what yarn bases to use for socks!
The yarn bases you can use for fingering weight socks are:
Loriginal, Everyday Sock, Plush Sock, Sparkle Sock, BFL Tweed, Lolo’s Favorite, Dreamy, Baby Got Yak
Each yarn base has it’s own pros and cons, and depends what you like in a sock!
Loriginal - this is my favorite sock base, since we produce it exclusively for lolodidit, I had it made to my exact specifications that I would want in a sock yarn. Slightly thicker that Everyday Sock, a little more fluffy, it has nylon and wears well. Since getting this yarn produced, most of the socks I knit are out of this yarn base.
Everyday Sock - a basic sock yarn, includes nylon and is a little thinner yarn than Loriginal or Plush Sock, so you will get more yardage out of this yarn. This holds up really well and softens up over time and wear.
Plush Sock - before we started producing Loriginal, Plush Sock was by go-to sock yarn. It is nice and plump, the little bit of tencel makes a little cooler sock so your feet aren’t SO hot in the warmer months or they are great if you live in a warmer climate, they wear very well, and are so soft! This is the yarn base that I have for most of the socks in my sock drawer.
Sparkle Sock - enough said!! It has Sparkle!! lol! This is also a basic sock yarn and does have nylon, so it will make a strong sock WITH SPARKLES!
BFL Tweed - the newest sock yarn to this line up, BFL is a very strong yarn and a little bit of tooth to it, so as you wear them they just get better and better! The little tweedy neps also make a super classic look for your socks.
Lolo’s Favorite - the softest and toastiest sock you will ever wear! Yum! The cashmere makes them oh so soft and also makes them a little warmer feeling on your feet. The little bit of nylon helps them hold up for socks! I have 2 pairs of socks in this yarn base, and I always pick these socks in the winter-time. LOVE!
Dreamy - you may think because this doesn’t have nylon you can’t make socks from it, but you most definitely can! Silk is one of the strongest fibers out there and will help make for a strong yet luxurious sock. With the silk content, you will notice these socks feel a little cooler on your feet.
Baby Got Yak - has the same features as the Dreamy base: luxurious yet strong! But, Yak is used instead of cashmere in these. Yak is a large animal in the same family as cows! They have a beautiful long luxurious wool, but have a very low environmental impact. The yarn also is a soft nutty brown color, so it makes any colorway look deeper and richer. An absolute treat to knit with and wear!