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Cherinec5 05-22-2006 02:44 PM

easy first sock pattern??
hi everyone, i would love to try to knit socks. i just bought a pair of size 3US dpn needles yesterday and some 100% cotton yarn. is there any easy pattern to knit just a basic sock? i just want it all white. I have never used dpns though but would love to try it out.


Julie 05-22-2006 03:57 PM

The best:

Just to warn you though -- 100% cotton is not usually the best choice for socks, as it stretches out and doesn't hold its shape very well. Cotton sock yarn usually has a little bit of another fiber in it to help it keep its shape, like elastic or nylon. :D

Cherinec5 05-24-2006 10:18 PM

thanks for the sites. i didn't even think about the yarn thing. what would u recommend for yarn to do socks??

Julie 05-24-2006 11:23 PM

I always use a natural fiber (wool or cotton) with a little bit of nylon or elastic content. This is a really nice one that comes in solid colors: Elann Esprit. It's the same content/weight as Cascade Fixation, which I'm knitting on US3s right now. :D

Cherinec5 05-25-2006 02:30 PM

hi julie, thanks for the fast reply. i will have to go and check those out :)

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