View Full Version : easy first sock pattern??

05-22-2006, 02:44 PM
hi everyone, i would love to try to knit socks. i just bought a pair of size 3US dpn needles yesterday and some 100% cotton yarn. is there any easy pattern to knit just a basic sock? i just want it all white. I have never used dpns though but would love to try it out.


05-22-2006, 03:57 PM
The best: http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Beginning.htm

Just to warn you though -- 100% cotton is not usually the best choice for socks, as it stretches out and doesn't hold its shape very well. Cotton sock yarn usually has a little bit of another fiber in it to help it keep its shape, like elastic or nylon. :D

05-24-2006, 10:18 PM
thanks for the sites. i didn't even think about the yarn thing. what would u recommend for yarn to do socks??

05-24-2006, 11:23 PM
I always use a natural fiber (wool or cotton) with a little bit of nylon or elastic content. This is a really nice one that comes in solid colors: Elann Esprit (http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Collection+Esprit&Season=&Company=&Cat=&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=1). It's the same content/weight as Cascade Fixation, which I'm knitting on US3s right now. :D

05-25-2006, 02:30 PM
hi julie, thanks for the fast reply. i will have to go and check those out :)