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SharonB13
04-09-2007, 08:29 PM
I'm looking for a sock pattern, sized for adults, that is really easy.

I've only been knitting for about 4 months, but I'm ready to try socks.

I would also like it to be free, but will buy if I get a really over the top recommendation.

Thanks,
Sharon

madametj
04-09-2007, 09:08 PM
i'm sure you'll get plenty of recommendations for Silver's Sock Tutorial (http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Start.htm) I havent tried it yet myself, but i hear that its awesome

Yarnlady
04-10-2007, 09:13 AM
After Silver's, search for Joan's Socks. I did those for my first socks and thought they were really easy to use to understand the mechanics of making a sock. After that, if you're up to it, pick a fancy sock or just stick to the plain vanilla one.

KathyinCali
04-11-2007, 06:52 PM
My own personal experience is that Silver's is the best for a first couple of pair of socks! :cheering:

rohanknitter
04-13-2007, 01:51 AM
I used a pattern from Knitting Pure & Simple called "beginners mid-weight socks" that is easy to do, and I just finishe my first pair of socks last week!

It's a great pattern, but tonight I saw Silver's tutorial for socks and it is very similar and she's got tons of pictures and of course it's free! She's got it for 3 weights of yarn. I'm going to try some fingering-weight socks next and rather than buy another pattern I'll just use her tut.

KathyinCali
04-13-2007, 10:07 AM
I used a pattern from Knitting Pure & Simple called "beginners mid-weight socks" that is easy to do, and I just finishe my first pair of socks last week!

It's a great pattern, but tonight I saw Silver's tutorial for socks and it is very similar and she's got tons of pictures and of course it's free! She's got it for 3 weights of yarn. I'm going to try some fingering-weight socks next and rather than buy another pattern I'll just use her tut.

I bought these after using Silver's Tutorial and use them also. They're great.

Shandeh
04-17-2007, 12:17 PM
You could always make some baby sized socks to learn with, then you'll be ready to make any kind of sock you want.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/free_patterns/sock-pattern.php

ironmaiden
04-17-2007, 09:05 PM
I'm glad this question was asked, I was about to make a similar request :D.

Rennagayle
04-18-2007, 01:39 PM
I've not had too much sock experience until recently, having learned using Silver's tutorial. I signed up for the KH Widdle Mini Sock Swap (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28303), and got alot of experience. I wan't at all pleased with my first efforts, so I kept doing more widdle mini socks until I finally ended up with some I thought were passable enough to gift.

The result was that knitting all those tiny little socks greatly improved my sock knitting skills. :cheering:

I second the suggestion of learning on baby socks. Granted, the mini ones I made were a tad more challenging than ordinary socks because of the itty bitty needles used, but baby socks make great practice. You are able to quickly move on to the next step without spending alot of time with monotonous knitting between steps.

jeanius80
04-18-2007, 06:22 PM
renna- good tip about baby socks... i am starting socks too ( i posted a q on general knitting forum) now i think i am frogging and starting with baby socks instead :)

Rennagayle
04-18-2007, 06:34 PM
Though I learned the principles of sock knitting from Silver's tutorial, I completed my first actual pair of socks following along with Amy on her video, knitting the North Country Cotton Baby socks (on free pattern page here). When I first discovered this site (where I learned to knit), I purchased Amy's KnittingHelp.com CD (http://www.knittinghelp.com/dynamic/php/store/product_info.php?cPath=5&products_id=5) . The sock tutorial was a bonus cd that came with it, and I knitted the sock in entirety while watching Amy knit it on the cd, pausing when necessary (often necessary, 'cause Amy's a speed demon knitter :X: :mrgreen: ). She has parts of that cd in the free videos here on the site. :D

Shakey2523
04-20-2007, 07:44 AM
I was new to knitting, and had never used DP's before - but this page walked me through my first pair of socks. It's a simple pattern that I've used many times since.

http://www.royea.net/sockdemo1.html

Rennagayle
04-20-2007, 12:09 PM
Shakey, I have also knit socks following that tutorial. Like Silver's, that one also has very good step-by-step instructions and close-up photos. :thumbsup: