Help with Wool

My great uncle told my mom he misses the socks his mom used to knit for him (probably 50-60 years ago now), made out of ____ wool?

I would like to try knitting some socks for him…but I am curious what everyone would suggest for wool that might be the closest match to what she would have used that many years ago?


I don’t know if it’s a match to 50 years ago but I’m pretty surprised at how nice my Lion Wool socks are turning out. At least they feel good to my hands.
I don’t imagine they would make good summer socks though.


I use the knitpicks Palette for my dh and he loves them. Although you have to hand wash. I just started another pair for him using the Essential tweed that is a superwash yarn. I am hoping that is will really wash good. So those are the sock yarn that I use and they do knit up nice and soft.


I dont know, but I think it is terribly sweet of you to want to recreate a memory for him.