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yarn glossary: nylon sock

If you’re new to the crafting community or have even been a part of it for a while, you know that there are just so many different names and ways to separate the different yarn weights. Let’s be honest, it can be not only intimidating but also so confusing! I’ve been part of the crafting community for about 15 years and I still get confused. That’s why we have created the Yarn Glossary, a place to go for all things that have to do with names and weights, to help clear up any confusion while you’re yarn shopping. When talking about the weight of yarn, we are referring to how thick the strand of yarn is. Yarn weights go from 0-7, the higher the number is, the less stitches per inch you’ll have. 

This week on The Stitch, we have Nylon Sock! Nylon Sock is a CYC 1 and is also known as super fine and fingering weight yarn. Given it's fineness, it's of course perfect for socks, but also so many other projects like shawls, and so many more! With our Nylon Sock, of course we have to focus on some fabulous sock patterns! 

What is Nylon Sock?

Nylon Sock is a 2 ply, 80/20% superwash merino wool/nylon yarn with 400 yards per 100 grams. 


The knit gauge for nylon sock is 27-32 stitches on 2.25-3.25mm knitting needles. For crochet, it is recommended to have 21-32 stitches on a 2.25-3.5mm crochet hook. 

Crochet Sock Patterns

Herringbone Socks

(Ashlea Konecny)

Magdalen Socks

(Vicki Brown)

CoAmbulo Socks

(Yvonne Choi)

The Juniper Socks

(Allison Clark)

 Segue Socks

(Deanne Ramsay)

Satisfaction Socks

(Amy Kate Sutherland)

Knit Sock Patterns

Summer Picnic Socks

(This Handmade Life)

Ipomoea Socks

(Anna Zhuravleva)


(Audrey Borrego)

Aisneach Socks

(Liz Corke)

 Little Boxes Socks

(Summer Lee)

Jolka Socks

(Emilia Salej)

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