Wool is my favorite fiber. I wear it year round, even in summer. I tossed all my commercial cotton blend socks years ago and began wearing my hand-knit wool/nylon blend socks exclusively. In the past several years I’ve found it necessary to wear compression stockings sometimes for weeks on end when my left ankle and my right foot bother me but I prefer my wool socks.
Wool is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Cotton blend socks keep moisture next to your skin and wool wicks the moisture away from your skin. I don’t have a problem with foot odor when wearing wool blend socks. So far all of my hand-knit socks are knitted with commercial yarn but I have some hand-spun sock yarn in my stash that I will use later when I’ve finished the socks I’m currently working on.
Two skeins of 3-ply fingering yarn. The skein on the left is a wool/nylon blend. The skein on the right doesn’t have nylon but it does have silk so it would wear well as socks.
It’s Friday so lets remember our deployed military men and women…