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YARN SNOB Sock Yarn Swap

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Swap Coordinator:Cakers (contact)
Swap categories: Knitting 
Number of people in swap:20
Last day to signup/drop:March 21, 2009
Date items must be sent by:April 11, 2009
Number of swap partners:1

Yes, this is a swap for the SOCK YARN SNOBS out there (we know who we are) who prefer higher quality sock yarns bought at Local Yarn Stores (LYS), for making socks that will last.

There is a lot of information here so be sure to read it carefully before you sign up.

This swap is intended for the types of yarns you buy at a Local Yarn Store...NOT the hobby stores like Michael’s or Joann’s that carry for example, Red Heart, Lion Brand, Vanna’s or other yarns that are not sold in LYS’s.

Examples of LYS sock yarn:

-Lorna’s Laces -Fleece Artist -Dream In Color -Noro -Yarn Pirate -Jitterbug -Claudia Hand Painted

This is not an all inclusive list, just a smattering of examples so you get the idea of what I’m talking about.

As clearly stated in the name of the swap, this is for YARN SNOBS, hence the very specific requirements. Feel free to set up your own swap if you prefer non-LYS yarns.

I hope I have been clear enough, if not, PM me and we can chat.


You will have one partner.

You will send one skein (two if they’re the smaller ones like Lorna’s Laces, has to be enough to make a pair of socks) of Local Yarn Store sock yarn to make a pair of socks, either from your stash or you may purchase it, to your partner.

If the yarn is from your stash, you must include the ball band and it must be a full skein.

If you’re a spinner and intend to send your own yarn, be sure to include the information on yardage, needle size recommended, expected guage, etc.

Please review your partner’s profile (and update your own) to find their color preferences – if there aren’t any preferences listed, then you may send whatever colorway you like.

Aim for a dollar value of at least $20. I know there are some LYS’s that have fabulous sales on great yarn so if you get it for less, that’s cool. The point is to send some really nice, high quality LYS sock yarn to your partner. :-)


Have a minimum of 20 rated swaps under your belt (not including email swaps, they do not count towards the 20 rated swaps, they must be snail mail swaps).

Have a rating of 4.90 or better and NO 1’s in the last 6 months. If you have one within that timeframe and you feel it was unjustified, pm me and we’ll discuss it.

Be sure you do NOT send the hobby store sock yarns, the yarn should be from a Local Yarn Store as described above.

Thanks everyone! Have fun swapping!

p.s. This is International as yarn is very lightweight and postage should be reasonable.


AuntB 02/15/2009 #

I am also a sock yarn snob, so i sure will like this swap!!!

Cakers 02/15/2009 #

Wonderful!! Thank you!

ladybree 02/15/2009 #

I really love knitting socks and would really like to receive solid or semi-solid colours.

Mimiwonton 02/16/2009 #

I am a total yarn snob. Especially when it comes to socks...this swap is for me....only problem is I haven't been swapping for a while and only have 10 I participated in....any chance I can do this one? I have never flaked on any swap!

Cakers 02/17/2009 #

@user4942 - I've sent you a pm. Please take a read. Thanks!

uknitty 02/17/2009 #

I've not completed 20 swaps on here - but all the ones I have done have been for actually sending yarn ! Take a look a my profile please and let me know if I can play ?

Dawneca 02/26/2009 #

Yay! Yarn Snobs Unite.

Valerie 03/ 3/2009 #

whoo! Just finished number 20! I love this idea.

MadeinMonty 03/11/2009 #

Love it! I like variated yarn, any colour is fine.

arianna81 03/17/2009 #

I personally adore self-striping yarn (I love the way the color-changes keep things interesting!), but I really am open to ANYthing. I just love sock yarn!

Also, any colors whatsoever. I am looking forward to the surprise!

Suzanne 03/22/2009 #

For my partner: I LOVE Lorna's Laces and Regia. Yes, I know, this is the yarn snob swap, but I just flip for Regia yarns. It's nuts. They wear like iron and are just so much fun to knit so feel free to look for Regia or Trekking XXL for me instead of a pilly merino.

Cassandra 03/23/2009 #

I would like hand dyed or Trekking XXL or Mountain colors or online supersocke. I prefer anything but solid. Please no yellow,green, black.

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