View Full Version : First socks attempt!

03-30-2009, 09:07 AM
Thanks to this website and other resources on the Net, I made my first pair of socks. Ann Norling's "Adult Basic Sock" pattern (#12) was easy to understand. Also, I used a chunky yarn and bigger needles, which helped me to see the stitches better. They aren't perfect, but at least now I feel more confident about working with sock yarn next time. Thanks to Amy for the video on this site showing how to do the Kitchener Stitch in continental knitting!

Denise in Michigan
03-30-2009, 09:35 AM

03-30-2009, 10:08 AM
They do look good and are a testament that sock are not as hard a people think.

03-30-2009, 10:09 AM
Nice job! They look super comfy! I am seriously going to start on my first pair of socks soon. Just need to FINISH one project first lol (it's a gift ;) )

03-30-2009, 10:10 AM
Way to go! They are adorable.

03-30-2009, 11:44 AM
Nice work! Socks scare me :p

Jan in CA
03-30-2009, 12:52 PM
They look great!!

Socks aren't really all that hard, Ana. Learn to knit in the round then it'll be a snap. :thumbsup:

03-30-2009, 02:19 PM
They sure look PERFECT to me! That was a good idea to start out with a thick yarn for better visual control! I do love tweed yarns, and your red is especially happy looking!!!

03-30-2009, 03:01 PM
Great color! Now that your over the first sock hurdle, it'll just get easier as you work with new patterns and (should I say it) more scrumptious yarns.

03-30-2009, 03:12 PM
Those socks actually look better than my first pair. I ended up doing the kitchener stitch backwards. :rofl:

I'm pretty sure you'll be fine with smaller needles next time. Look how beautiful these turned out, I can imagine the next pair! ;)

03-30-2009, 04:46 PM
Nice work! Socks scare me :p
They scared me too, but this is really a good, all purpose pattern that is easy to understand and adapt. Now I feel I have earned my set of Knitpicks socks dpns!!! This is so much fun.

03-30-2009, 10:55 PM
Congratulations! Your socks turned out great! May this be the first of many pairs of socks.

03-31-2009, 01:00 AM
lovely n nice colour ...wel done

03-31-2009, 05:58 AM
I completed my first pair of socks last month and I'm on pair #3.

They are totally addicting. Yours look great. I love the color!:woohoo:

03-31-2009, 07:43 AM
Congrats!!! They look awesome!!

03-31-2009, 09:50 AM
These are wonderful socks! Just love the yarn you used as well!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

03-31-2009, 04:55 PM
good job, they look perfect. I haven't tried socks yet either.

03-31-2009, 06:04 PM
You did beautifuly!
Only after that first battle is when the "mistery of sock knitting" is solved haha
and after that comes "sock knitting adiction" hehe

Regards to all,

03-31-2009, 09:59 PM

04-02-2009, 12:06 AM
Hey, these look great!! Love the yarn and the knitting looks excellent.

04-06-2009, 10:16 AM
:yay:they look wonderful, great job!