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purplegirl 03-25-2008 03:45 PM

How to begin sock knitting?
 
Hiya!

I bought a thing of sock yarn and five double ended needles. Where do I start? :mrgreen:

Thanks!

VictoiseC 03-25-2008 03:47 PM

Well, I love my little sock book (it looks like a sock) and has very good pictures and descriptions and tips. And nice patterns for several socks. You might want to invest in that, it's not much $.
I'm sure everyone will point you to silver's sock tutorial, I don't know where it is but ... someone will. Good luck!

Mike 03-25-2008 03:57 PM

If you don't know how to knit in the round the videos here would be a good place to start.

Search "Silver's Sock Tutorial" it will come up in search engines. I saved it so I could change it because the background wasn't friendly to my eyes/migraines, so I don't have the link handy either.

Being a guy wanting socks for myself seems to have left me making up my own patterns.
Even if you want to follow patterns these links may help teach you to knit socks automatically or at least be able to adjust a pattern.
http://www.royea.net/formula.html
http://www.socknitters.com/Tips/heels_by_the_number.htm

I also find this method to be fun. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/FEATextreme2in1.html

Newbie2Knitting 03-25-2008 06:01 PM

Ooooo - thanks, Mike. I've always wondered how to do 2 socks at a time on DPN's.

Plantgoddess+ 03-25-2008 06:33 PM

http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/2mlsocks_start.htm
http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Start.htm
These are the 2 links I have for Silver. The 1st is 2 socks on one needle. The second is a sock on dpns. Good luck and enjoy, I love making socks.

The.Knitter 03-25-2008 06:37 PM

I had been knitting for a lot of years but had never been brave enough to try knitting socks. Silver's Tutorial made it possible for me to be addicted to sock knitting. Now I always have a sock OTN.

Good luck and Happy :knitting:

Knitting_Guy 03-25-2008 10:53 PM

Silver's Sock Class is a great way to start.

Sandi 03-25-2008 11:10 PM

As you can see everyone has pointed you in the right direction...."Silver's Sock Class" If you are on Ravelry you can get to it through "My first Sock-along" group.
It's what I used for my first pair of socks, the pictures are good and very detailed intructions.

Good luck! You can do it!

saracidaltendencies 03-25-2008 11:36 PM

I have to agree about Silver's Sock Class...Last night, for the very first time, I tried to knit a sock...By this afternoon, I have the hang of it and have realized it's not as intimidating as I had imagined it would be! And I watched Amy's video for knitting with DPNs since I had never before knit with more than 2 needles at a time.

purplegirl 03-27-2008 09:48 AM

Thank you!!! :muah:

I've gone to Silver's sock class and it's fantastic! I've begun my sock :woohoo:

Thanks again!!! :woot:

:mrgreen: purplegirl


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