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artsy1 05-01-2013 08:06 AM

Gasp! Thinking of socks
 
I am a newby knitter, my MIL is doing socks, on a circular, so now i am curious and want to try- so the easiest socks on circular needles???

salmonmac 05-01-2013 08:14 AM

How nice to have your MIL for help and advice! Here's one good tutorial to take a look at, Silver's Sock classes.

justplaincharlotte 05-01-2013 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by artsy1 (Post 1376202)
I am a newby knitter, my MIL is doing socks, on a circular, so now i am curious and want to try- so the easiest socks on circular needles???

Salmonmac referral to Silver's Sock Classes is an excellent one. :thumbsup:

The simplest sock in my mind is a cuff down tube sock without a heel. It's finished at the toe just like the top of a hat. Here's a link to a free pattern for one: I think these will be my next pair of tube socks!
http://cornflowerbluestudio.blogspot...ess-socks.html

jinxnit55 05-01-2013 08:26 PM

Looks like you and I may be starting off on the sock thing at the same time!

jinxnit55 05-01-2013 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by salmonmac (Post 1376203)
How nice to have your MIL for help and advice! Here's one good tutorial to take a look at, Silver's Sock classes.

Thanks, this looks like it's just what I need!

artsy1 05-01-2013 11:05 PM

now that heelless sock looks like a good place to start! so to use a circ for it, what size would i need?

jinxknit- what color will you do???:yay:

N0obKnitter 05-02-2013 08:47 AM

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...r-first-timers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wSFaGpmVSw

justplaincharlotte 05-03-2013 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by artsy1 (Post 1376247)
now that heelless sock looks like a good place to start! so to use a circ for it, what size would i need?

The recipe calls for sock yarn and size 2 needles. There's no gauge listed, one of the huge benefit of tube socks, as long as the material is tight enough. If you knit tightly you may want size 3, if you knit loose you may want size 1 or 0.

Since you're working with circs, you might want to check to make sure the cable is small enough to work comfortably on. Just knit a small swatch of a few rows and slide it onto the cable, then pull it to the other end.

artsy1 05-03-2013 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte (Post 1376317)
The recipe calls for sock yarn and size 2 needles. There's no gauge listed, one of the huge benefit of tube socks, as long as the material is tight enough. If you knit tightly you may want size 3, if you knit loose you may want size 1 or 0.

Since you're working with circs, you might want to check to make sure the cable is small enough to work comfortably on. Just knit a small swatch of a few rows and slide it onto the cable, then pull it to the other end.

ok, will make sure to do that- need to get a needle that size and yarn...:)

justplaincharlotte 05-05-2013 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by artsy1 (Post 1376327)
ok, will make sure to do that- need to get a needle that size and yarn...:)

Robin -

If you're like me, it's an excuse (no, a reason! ;) ) to buy yarn and needles. :roflhard:

But, if you want to work with something larger, you could use, say, sport yarn and a larger size needle to knit them as house/sleep socks, just cast on fewer stitches. Whatever floats your boat!:woohoo:


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