Friday, May 4, 2007

Hello! and a question

Hi everyone,

I'm one of the newbies to sock exchanges, and I am so excited about getting a pair of hand knit just for me socks.

Here's my question: my pal really needs machine washable socks, but I only hand wash my socks so I don't know what to use. I know that some yarns claim they are machine washable (like Cherry Tree Hill, which is one of my favorites), but I haven't been brave enough to put wool into the washing machine. Do any of you know a great, wool blend, yarn that machine washes like a champ?

Thanks!

10 comments:

Anne's programming blog said...

tofutsies (by south west trading company) is a wool blend yarn. I love how it knits up, and on the band it says machine washable/dryable. They aren't lying, its amazing. Both of my pairs have looked brand spankin' new right out of the washer. Good luck!

Fattie said...

I used the Knitpicks Swish worsted and it washed and dried great. I believe it comes in a lighter weight as well. Also, the Essential from Knitpicks does a good job too. Both are very reasonably priced.

moonlight knitter said...

Colinette Jitterbug. I made a pair and chucked them in the washer AND dryer and they are fine!

s b said...

The only sock yarn that said it is superwash wool but I didn't have success with in the washer is Mountain Colors barefoot--and I think the mohair was the culprit, not the wool. All other yarns that I have used that say machine washable or superwash wool have survived many years of machine washing. (Lorna's laces, cherry tree hill, trekking...the list goes on and on...)

Laura said...

I've machine washed socks made from Koigu, Fleece Artist, Opal, Trekking and Knit Picks Essential. They've all come out of the machine fine!

Katjaquilt said...

I always use Regia Yarn and this is maschine washable till 40°C without any problems.

lilachica said...

I am lazy and machine wash my socks at the laundrymat (bad knitter!). I have a couple pairs of socks that are knit in german superwash yarn and one pair of socks that rock. All have held up well and the socks that rock get a bit soft and fuzzier after washing. They don't go in the dryer though ;).

J. Denae said...

I think that the Blue Moon Fiber arts "Socks that Rock" yarn is washable! And I know that it is lovely.

Margaret said...

I've machine washed socks made with Cherry Tree Hill, Claudia's Handpaint, Regia, Wildfoote, and Lorna's with no problems. I always line dry them.

WillowLuna said...

I've machine washed and dried Lornas and haven't had any problems, they've held up on a little boy's feet for at least a year now.