Gypsy Wanderer Husky
In all honesty I look for yarns that are similar in the same thickness most sock yarn is pretty close to the same texture. The most common sock yarns are fingering, sport, and DK weight. these are thicknesses if shopping for them a knitting shop would point you in the right direction of the weights.
Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
George S. Patton