View Full Version : First pair of socks pattern?

03-22-2009, 04:24 PM
Hi all,

I've never made socks before. So I am looking for a pattern that will walk me through it step by step and will be easy (and hard to mess up)! Any guidance on a great pattern would be appreciated. I like the Sock Ease yarn...



03-22-2009, 06:04 PM
Hi, along with Silver's Tutorial try this one:
http://www.valleycafe.com/knitting/sock-pattern.html I found this to be very helpful...as I just recently conquered socks

03-22-2009, 06:05 PM
Hello Scrapper33,

I too am working on my first socks (well using sock weight yarn and dpns anyway) and I'm using silver's sock tutorial.


I've only been working off and on for a few days and I'm already past the heel and the decreases on the gusset, and working on the length of the foot. Then again I also only knitted 2 inches worth of ribbing because I prefer short socks. My next pair though I'm going to go the full 8" cuff. Silver's sock class tutorial is really easy to follow and she gives great pictures to help with it, and honestly I can't wait to get going on the second sock.

03-22-2009, 06:14 PM
I have almost completed my first pair of socks (granted they are for my 5 year old) but I think this gives the basics so with a little ambition in experimentation one could make an adult pair easily. It demonstrates the slip and wrap (SW) stitch for a heel, a plain ribbing (k1p1) for the top, a slip slip knit (ssk)for a decrease the kitchener stitch for the toe. They make great practice socks and have increased my own curiosity of finding more 'easy' patterns. So this is just a thought from one new to socks knitter to another :)

03-22-2009, 08:21 PM
Thanks for your help, guys. I'll report back! Have a great Sunday evening.

03-22-2009, 08:57 PM
If you have the patience to wait before starting on the real thing, starting with a baby sock such as the one suggested by cheley is a great idea.

The other piece of advice I have is at the very end, when you graft the toe, is to follow Silver's tutorial to the letter. Her explanation and photos are fantastic and very clear.

03-23-2009, 10:50 AM
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's plain old sock recipe was the one that taught me everything I need to know knitting socks. She had a whole chapter devoted to the process in plain english - you can find it in her book Knitting Rules! (http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Rules-Yarn-Harlots-Tricks/dp/1580178340/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1237819797&sr=8-3)

03-23-2009, 03:54 PM
Anyone use the tutorial on this website? This site is pretty cool!