View Full Version : hi and socks!

12-28-2009, 11:13 AM
Well i am picking up my needles after some 20 years and i find things have moved on...thanks to the internet and all these free patterns and pics for inspiration. It's great!

I was never a greaqt knitter, only the basic purl and knit, but i am pleased i can remember to do that ok. Amazing how the brain remembers some things isn't it.

Anyway, on to my question. I have been looking through pattern central at sock patterns but there are SO many. Could someone recomend a really basic pattern, no cable and only one colour.


12-28-2009, 11:20 AM
here you go...pick one of these you will have to know gauge and some measurements but it will make you a pattern custom to your foot....and the pattern is detailed and easy to knit.


12-28-2009, 09:07 PM
Here is a great sock tutorial if you want/need a full review on sock knitting.

12-28-2009, 09:50 PM
I second Silver's sock tutorial. I used her tutorial for my first pair of socks and just used one of her tutorials to try a new cast off on my 15th pair of socks. I typically recommend people start with worsted weight yarn and make a pair of boot socks. Obviously the socks go faster with larger yarn and it also allows you to see your stitches better.
Welcome to the addiction

12-29-2009, 09:49 AM
I'm doing my first socks for a person (Christmas stockings were great practice) when I happened to spy the Heart and Sole yarn by Red Heart which is self-striping. My girls, ages 15 and 19, are mad about them and their friends are green with envy because they can't buy them for themselves.

You can find the pattern here (http://www.redheart.com/Default.aspx?tabid=118&patternid=LW1619) and see the yarns (which are cheap, BTW).

All of the suggestions here are great... sheesh, now I have so new projects I want to try. You guys are killing me! :wink:

12-29-2009, 02:39 PM
i use the yarn harlot's basic sock pattern. it's relatively quick and easy plus i use the self striping yarns.

the pattern's in "Knitting Rules!"