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Ellen Edwards 07-14-2005 04:43 AM

Construction of a Sock
Is there a generic recipe for making a sock. I hope if I can understand why one does a certain thing during the pattern, that if and when I make a mistake, I can know more what it will look like! Would love to knit my 1 year-old grandson some bright red socks for his birthday in August. Thanks so much--I love this site so much!

rebecca 07-14-2005 05:21 AM

Ellen, there are many places here on the net for tutorial in sock making. If you would have a look at the videos that Amy has made for us you will find some info there and I will gather some up for you, as well. you will find a lot of info here a very useful article
another must read and another tutorial yet another!! some helpful videos,00.html and the last one...the videos on this show launched my sock knitting 'addiction' about 6 months ago lol!
Please don't hesitate to ask me if I can be of any assistance, just email or pm me or ask anyone around here and we will all try to help you out :D . Sock knitting is BUNCHES of fun and very addicting!
If you are not familiar with dpns I suggest that you buys a set of larger ones (around sizr 6 to 8) that are made out of bamboo or wood (so that the yarn isn't slippy on the sticks) and practice getting used to the dpns; then play around with the same ones and practice some of these sock techniques in this info that you have before you begin your 1st pair and this will make your 1st sock experience much more pleasant and fun :D . I'm always just THRILLED to hear of someone that wants to learn to make socks. It's really quite easy....just remember you are always working with 2 needles at a time, no matter how many you have on your sock.
Have fun ;)
:waving: bye for now

KellyK 07-14-2005 07:30 AM

Ellen, Rebecca is going to become your new best friend....she is our resident sock GURU and even had her own design published recently!! :cheering:

kemp 07-14-2005 09:44 AM

I was knitting a lot of baby socks lately...knitting for the little ones is so fun since it goes way more quickly than an adult size sock! I finish a pair of baby socks in about 2 1/2 hours.

I learned to knit socks from Silver's tutorial HERE. It was easy to understand and has lots of pictures. Plus, Silver is a mod here, so if you have trouble, you might be able to coax her into helping you!

The baby sock pattern I used is just your basic baby socks. I found the pattern well written and easy to follow. She also has some free patterns for toddler socks.

Good luck!

Silver 07-14-2005 10:00 AM

This sock chart is a great tool for making socks in almost any yarn, and for any person.

If you need any help, I'd be happy to answer questions. I LOVE knitting socks! :)

kemp 07-14-2005 10:02 AM

:inlove: :inlove: ohhhh, thank you, thank you, thank you for that chart Silver! I don't have it yet, but I think it will come in VERY handy!!!

Silver 07-14-2005 10:06 AM

You're welcome. It is pretty neato. I have it printed out and in a page protector. It's such a clever little chart!! :cheering:

rebecca 07-14-2005 02:13 PM

Hey Ya'll, I included Silver's surely wasn't gonna leave it out...that would be very nice of me; here's every tutorial, except for my friend Silver's :roflhard:
Thanks for the chart Silver, I usually use 5 dpns, but it will surely come in handy for using 4. I was reading a pattern yesterday (it was a stunning pattern) and this girl generally uses 6 dpns...I think there were the 6 on the sock!! WOW, 3 or 4 per sock is plenty for me ;)
I just wanted to let everyone know that I didn't leave Silver's tutorial out...I give it to everyone :D
:waving: bye...I'm headed back to bed; check on ya'll later

kemp 07-14-2005 03:19 PM

I just had a thought when you said you are going back to bed, Rebecca!

Your DH's next project could be setting up a wireless network and getting you a laptop. That way you can knit and check in on us all at once!!!

rebecca 07-14-2005 03:25 PM

LOL, my post was at 5:30 this morning when I let the dog out and had to walk around bc my leg hurt and I have to do that off & on & I always check's so right...I need my own knitting/computer network all right there in the bed & I can follow the doc's orders to the letter!!! For real, the doc knows I have to get up & move around when I'm in a certain position too I check on the forum....have!!

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