Sock yarn for child's shrug?

Has anyone ever used sock yarn to knit anything besides socks? I have a pattern for a child’s shrug and it says you could use sock yarn. Just wondering.
Ginny

I saw a pattern for an adorable baby sweater made out of the self patterning sock yarn. it made the same stripey pattern as the sock would and was just amazing. I think it was a back issue of Knitter’s. (and it has a little matching hat- soooo cute!)

if you get a nicely draping fabric with the yarn of your choice- go for it!

[B][FONT=“Comic Sans MS”][SIZE=“4”][COLOR=“Navy”]I am making a shawl for my friend out of sock yarn…it’s beautiful!
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Check out this baby cardigan pattern from Knitty.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/PATTdevan.html