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So if I were to knit a pair of socks with not thin sock yarn but warm thicker yarn, would they come out okay/not awful?<br><br><br>
And how do you find a pattern for such a thing?<br><br><br><br>
And is it a stupid thing for a beginner to think about doing?<br><br>
(I've been knitting for a year or so, haven't done anything fancy yet.)<br><br><br><br><br>
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Yes, worsted yarn will work for socks and it good for a first sock since it goes quicket. It will be thicker and more of a house sock than to wear with shoes, though. <a href="http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Intro.htm" target="_blank">Silver's Sock Class</a> is a great beginner's tutorial and includes instructions for worsted weight. There are also other worsted patterns out there, I recently made <a href="http://www.knitlist.com/97gift/cablesock.htm" target="_blank">these</a> and the instructions are good. If you don't mind trying cables (they really aren't too hard!) you might like the pattern.<br><br>
FWIW, a sock was my first project as a beginner (aside from little swatches) and though it took some trial and error to master knitting circularly and the dreaded heel, it really helped me learn new things.
 

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If you do a google search you can find either<br>
Kathrynt's universal sock pattern - for top down socks<br>
or<br>
Wendy's universal sock pattern - for toe up socks.<br><br>
They are both great, you just find your gauge and away you go!<br><br>
I like to make nice cushy thick socks out of worsted weight (Cascade 220, etc) and they are fabulous.
 

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<a href="http://knittingasfastasican.com/2007/the-name-is-revealed/" target="_blank">Horcrux socks</a> are worsted weight. They are comfy and warm.
 
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