I’m interested in trying my hand at sock knitting in the relatively near future, so I’ve been looking around at various sock patterns, yarns, etc. I’ve noticed that the vast majority of sock weight yarns out there are wool/wool blends … is there a reason for this?
Unfortunately my skin is rather sensitive to certain fibers, and I’m not able to wear wool or any other animal fiber next to my skin. Because of this, I would rather knit socks using a yarn that does not contain wool so that I would actually be able to wear the socks that I make (although I suppose I could knit them to be gifted to someone else) :knitting:
Anyways, I guess my question is whether there is a reason that most sock yarns contain wool? Do they hold up better than say, cotton or acrylic blends? Any insights would be appreciated … as would any yarn recommendations from all the sock knitters out there!