02-15-2006, 11:06 AM
Hello everyone. I love using my dpn's for socks BUT I am much happier with the results when I use very small 0-0000 needles. MOST patterns call for sizes 1-4. Does anybody else have this same dilemma? I want to do "fancier" socks but I just do the basic sock using math and measurements. Is there an easy way to adjust the fancier patterns written for bigger needle sizes? Thanks and God bless. Kristi :inlove:
02-16-2006, 12:08 PM
I have a great sock book called, "Sensational Socks" by Charlene Schurch. In the book is a 'stitch table", the knitter uses the size needle and fiber you want and based on foot circumference of the intended foot the table tells how many stitches to cast on. Or if you don't have the actual foot circumerence for the lucky person, She has a table based on shoe size. For example, foot circumference of 8", gauge 9 st/1" would cast on 72 stitches. Then depending on your number of stitches she has directions for each section cuff, heel flap etc. and how many stitches to work back and forth ect.
She encourages the knitter to use any pattern of choice. In addition, her instructions are for the number/type of needles of your choice, 4,5, or two circs. It is a wonderful sock book. I too, like using small needles because I like the look of fine lace. It is my favorite.
02-16-2006, 09:58 PM
Thanks SO much for the great info. I only own one sock book and it's not that one!! I am glad to hear that other knitters prefer the small needles. The trend right now seems to be doing socks with 1 or 2 circs but I am a tried and true dpn girl. Thanks again, I am going to purchase the book asap. Kristi