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knutzaboutknitz 01-25-2012 09:59 PM

wrong side vs right side, dpns, socks, "knew knitter"
 
Hello,
For years I have avoided knitting patterns out of intimidation.
I am making THIS year THE year I learn how to knit socks.

I need help.

Here is the pattern I am attempting, I say attempting because I have tried at least 1/2 a dozen times. I keep ripping it apart and starting over. I am determined.

http://knitting.about.com/od/sockkni...learn-sock.htm

Please suggest an easier pattern if there is one.. LOL

I am using DPNS, and I am confused as to which is the right side and which is the wrong side.

Knitting the Heel Flap
http://knitting.about.com/od/sockkni...arn-sock_5.htm

"Row 1: (wrong side) Slip the first stitch purlwise with the yarn in front, purl the rest of the stitches."


Am I suppose to be turning the piece, back and forth as I knit, etc?
In other words, am I suppose to hold the working piece in my left hand, and knit onto my right hand needle? Then turn it and do the 2nd row?

I ask because there is no mention of turning it, but turning is used on the next step? ..help

Turning the Heel
http://knitting.about.com/od/sockkni...arn-sock_6.htm

“Row 1: Slip 1, purl 5, purl 2together, purl one. Turn the work, leaving one stitch unworked. “

Where do I leave it? Seriously? Do I slip it onto the right hand needle? I assume I should not leave it by itself on the lonely needle, since all his neighbors have moved to the other needle. ~help

Thank you for reading, I have more questions, but I am determined to understand the above before I ask any more.

GrumpyGramma 01-25-2012 10:35 PM

Quote:

Please suggest an easier pattern if there is one.. LOL
This is where I learned to knit socks. http://www.k1p1design1.com/socks.html Easier? I don't know. It worked for me. I used circular needles, I don't know whether that's easier, either.

I have to leave specific answers to specific problems to others who know more than I do.

I hope you have a happy outcome with your socks. Completing a pair is a real confidence booster.

suzeeq 01-25-2012 10:58 PM

Quote:

Am I suppose to be turning the piece, back and forth as I knit, etc? In other words, am I suppose to hold the working piece in my left hand, and knit onto my right hand needle? Then turn it and do the 2nd row?
Yes, you're going to stop working in the round and work flat which means you'll wor on the inside of the sock, which is the WS.

You leave the one st unworked on its needle, do not slip it, and you'll go back to it later. This is normal for 'short row heels' on socks.

You might find Silver's sock class a little easier to follow, though I think if you just do each step as written in your pattern, it will come out okay.

justplaincharlotte 01-26-2012 12:46 AM

Welcome to socks! The first sock will give you fits, don't worry. Your second sock will be much easier.:hug:

Just like in circular knitting, the RS of your sock is the outside of the tube, and the WS is the inside. Working socks on DPN is pretty much the same as working them on circulars, the only difference is the number of needles. I watched Kelley Pitkins[sp?] sock class on the tutorials page of knitpicks.com before I got the nerve up to even try one. It really takes the mystery out of socks. Take a looksee at her sock class there, and I promise all will be clear afterwards.

Good luck, and have fun with your socks!

Jan in CA 01-26-2012 01:30 AM

Yep, I learned with the link Suzeeq posted...Silver's Sock Class. I love all the photos.

Welcome to Knitting Help!

GrumpyGramma 01-26-2012 11:26 AM

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You might find Silver's sock class a little easier to follow, though I think if you just do each step as written in your pattern, it will come out okay.
The link tells me: Uh oh ... it's a 404! (Page Not Found) :shrug:

suzeeq 01-26-2012 12:24 PM

Ooops. I mangled the link, here it is and I'll fix the other one - http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Start.htm

knutzaboutknitz 01-26-2012 09:36 PM

Thank you for the link, I will look at the patterns next chance I get. The color and designs are intimidating. But I will give it a go. I am going to be a great aunt this year, I need to start knitting booties. I figure by August I should be able to accomplish at least one pair. LOL - thanks

knutzaboutknitz 01-26-2012 09:41 PM

I know asking about right side wrong side was a bit out there, but I was just messing around with the dpns, just knitting, to get a feel for it and all. I kept having the work, instead of falling nicely down toward my lap, it was coming UP from the DPNS, I don;t know if I was twisting it or what. I was doing something with knitting needles, just not sure it could be classified as knitting.

thanks I will review the classes, links etc

suzeeq 01-26-2012 10:29 PM

It's how you're holding the needles. You should have them similar to how the knitting looks in this picture and after a few more rounds it'll go down toward your lap.


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