If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, ARTNews may receive an affiliate commission.
If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
Listen beautiful relax classics on our Youtube channel.
Making socks is one of the most popular knitting projects out there. To make the perfect pair, you’ll want to choose a skein of yarn specially spun for the task. Sock-making works best with a yarn that offers some stretch, and generally knitters prefer wool-nylon blends with at least 20 percent nylon for guaranteed elasticity. If you prefer thin socks, choose a fingering weight skein, and if you prefer thicker socks, choose a bulkier ball. Beyond that, you should choose the yarn that best suits your taste. Available in a plethora of material compositions, colors, and gradients, there’s plenty of sock yarn to choose from. Browse our roundup below of the best options on the market.