Stretched v. relaxed yarn

Yet another yarn question…

So, I’m looking at some sock yarn here, and the description reads “100 yds relaxed or 186 yds stretched/ 50 gram ball.”

Um…I don’t know what that means. I mean I do know the difference between stretched and relaxed yarn, but, I’m confused. If I’m making socks, won’t I knit with the yarn relaxed? Or not? I just don’t know how much yarn to order, and now I’m not quite sure how I’m supposed to knit with it (mostly relaxed, mostly stretched…?).

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I have never, ever seen measurements like that. :thinking: My guess that this yarn’s claim to fame is it’s stretchiness.

Well it just figures that I’d fall in love with a freak yarn… :rollseyes:

It might be really good for socks for people whose feet swell. A lot. :roflhard:

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Unbidden mental image there…one that will stay with me for the rest of my life!

I am eight weeks postpartum and really could have used that yarn for socks toward the end!

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Well, you’ll know for next time :wink:

Maybe the extra “give” would be good for diabetics, too?

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Well, you’ll know for next time :wink:

Maybe the extra “give” would be good for diabetics, too?[/quote]

You’re TERRIBLE!!! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

smarie–Congratulations! May for next time you can make a belt, too. :happydance:

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Well, you’ll know for next time :wink:

Maybe the extra “give” would be good for diabetics, too?[/quote]

You’re TERRIBLE!!! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

smarie–Congratulations! May for next time you can make a belt, too. :happydance:[/quote]

Ack! No, no, I didn’t mean to be mean!

I hope not, because I think we have similar senses of humor! :roflhard:

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