View Full Version : Suggestions for a first Ever Sock Pattern?

10-02-2009, 08:41 AM
I've never tried socks, but I'm thinking of it since it's a small project I can work on while I'm here in italy that will make the most of their lovely wool.

Any suggestions for something not too difficult? I wouldn't mind a simple lace or cable pattern...

And, are socks usually knit on 4 double ended needles?

Is it possible to do them one at a time on circulars? I've seen patterns for 2 at a time but I'm thinking that might be too complicated for a first timer like me.

Any advice?

10-02-2009, 10:16 AM
Try this website. It is where I learned to knit socks and is very well explained with full picture tutorials.


Good luck!

10-02-2009, 10:34 AM
thanks, the illustrations are great. Gosh those DPNs look so complicated! arg!

Jan in CA
10-02-2009, 01:20 PM
Here's a basic sock on two circular needles. My preferred method.

The technique itself can be learned under advanced techniques in the video section.

10-02-2009, 08:57 PM
The yarn harlot's basic sock pattern out of knitting rules.... it only takes me about a week to whip up a pair of socks and that's if i only knit on them while riding around and waiting for various things...

10-03-2009, 05:43 AM
thanks knitters!

I'll check out the links and videos. I'm starting the Hermione hat, so we'll see how I go with the decreases on 4 DPNs first and see how I go. If I'm brave, I'll start a sock! hurrah!