I use the 72 cylinder and do the cuff and the 600 rows all in mock rib, then another 25 rows of full stockinette before going into the heel.
I made a at least 3 dozen pairs of socks with this particular yarn and therefore had SCADS of left overs. Total here is about 120 grams and the scarf is about 6 feet long. Naturally you could make it shorter, longer, etc.
And if this is just too over the top for you, you could also leave off the heel, foot, and toe, and just make the long tube and put tassels on the end.
I can squeak a sock scarf just under 5 feet with 100 grams - good use for a ball of sock yarn that is ‘seconds’ for whatever reason.
Besides a scarf, you could also use this as a hockey stick warmer if you live in the Great White North.
There are lots of things to make with a sock maker besides socks. Over the next few days I’ll blog on some of the things I’ve made.
Meanwhile, back at the farm,
On my way to check on the flock this morning I ran into Snappy.
He lives in the front pond and rarely comes out. But today he was napping on the lawn. A Napping Snappy! He’s about 16" long but I didn’t think it a good idea to lay a ruler beside him for the photo .There’s a reason I call him (her) Snappy.
And after that little photo shoot, off to the flock to bring their salt and mineral and check on things.
The sun was out, and hot , so the flock was napping (again with the napping) in the bush that forms the edge of this paddock - just out of view on the right. A few of them came out when they heard me coming.
This paddock is almost 2000 feet from the house and wool shack. In the bush beyond this paddock you can see a really tall maple tree, standing above everything else. That tree is the approximate center of the farm both length wise and width wise.
The bush is actually some of the best grazing on the farm. It is ‘former pasture’ that went wild in the decades before I came to the farm. But the pasture grasses are still present, along with excellent shade, browse, and, of course, coyotes.