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Friday, December 6, 2013

Holy Socks!

I have a puzzle for sock knitters today...
I knitted a pair of socks for my friend, Anya, a few years ago and when I noticed that she had worn holes through the bottoms I made her a new pair.  I gave her the new socks in October and they have already worn out in the same places as the old ones did!  The old socks were wool and the new ones are acrylic, so apparently fiber content isn't the culprit.  I suspect that the wear has something to do with pressure points from normal walking (or could it be that she's been sliding down the hallway in her socks a la Tom Cruise?)  Either way, can any knitters out there offer a solution to make the soles of socks wear longer?

5 comments:

Anya said...

Hey, who told you about what I do in my hallway?

Needled Mom said...

I have no idea about what to do, but I guess that is why they used to darn socks all of the time.

Heather Bradley said...

Hi babe get yourself some "wooly nylon" and knit it in with your yarn on the soles....i do this on the heels and toes of our males socks so they withstand work boots :) Heather x

Dena Darling McBean said...

I was always told to use 2 strands of yarn on the bottom and the heel of them. makes them a little thicker but they last a bit longer. I always wore the bottom out also. lol mom fixed many a pair of socks and slippers that she made for me. :)

Jean said...

Maybe Anya is just working too hard in these socks...take a break and put your feet up, girl!

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