I’m interested in doing this sock I saw on DIY yesterday as my first sock. I want to get an idea of what I’m going to need for this project so when time/money allows I can get my materials and get started.
2 balls Berroco Pleasure (130 yds/120 m per 50g ball; 66 percent Angora, 29 percent Merino wool, 5 percent nylon).*
U.S. size 7 (4.5mm) needles, one set of five double-pointed needles
Tapestry needle, scissors
Note: Remember that many yarns are seasonal and could be discontinued. If the specific yarn called for is not available, purchase a substitution yarn that comes closest to the specified gauge in your pattern. And be sure to make that all-important swatch to see whether the yarn works for your particular pattern.
Gauge: 5 sts and 7.5 rows per inch in stockinette st in the round on U.S. size 7 needles.
Note: Socks are typically knit at a tighter gauge and on smaller needles than what is recommended on the ball band of your yarn. If substituting yarn for this pattern, look for a recommended gauge of approximately 4 sts per inch on U.S. size 9 or 10 needles.
How do I know what kind of yarn to get? I found a sock yarn at knitpicks.com Essential (Content: 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon Amount: 231 yards/50 gram ball Gauge: 7-8 sts=1" on #1-3 needles) which is a Fingering weight yarn. Will this work for my project or will I need to adjust my needle sizes?