Holy Toes and Soles

sock holes

Why is this happening?? I NEED INPUT PLEASE!!

These are hand knit socks made using pattern suggestions for needle size and yarn. Are hand knit socks known to have a short lifespan? Is that why people knit drawers full - so they don't wear them often? Are they meant to be worn for everyday or only for special occasions or when mostly sitting?

Or is there stuff I don't know yet? Mistakes I am making?

Top yarn is Shibui sock yarn knit using 2.75mm needles. Both pair knit in this gorgeous yarn had holes in the toes and soles in relatively short time. Bottom sock, was knit using a Churro DK and 3.25mm needles. I also have a pair of Knit Picks Swish worsted weight socks knit using a Knit Picks pattern that is about to have a hole in the sole.

I have found that fingerling weight sock yarn with a tight twist as well as stranded Yarnia PDX yarns perform well as socks. Socks knitted with Regia and Ziawoolz yarns seem to be nearly iron clad.

Any thoughts, advice, shares would be most welcome. Thank you!

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