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Old 01-25-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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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.
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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
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whoo...Hoo "A" Sock, my FIRST sock is completed. Thank you for the help! http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=107725

One question, is slip, slip knit the same as knit 2 together?

here is the row I am referring to:

Row one: Knit straight across the first needle. On the second needle, knit 1, slip, slip, knit, and knit to the end of the needle. On the third needle, knit to within 3 stitches of the end of the row, knit two together, and knit the last stitch.

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Both k2tog and ssk are decreases but k2tog produces a right leaning decrease and ssk produces a left leaning decrease. When you use them together on either end of your knitting, it produces a balanced look. You can see a video of ssk (and ssk improved) on the Glossary tab at the top of this page.
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No they lean differently. Look on the Decreases page for both of them.
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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.
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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)
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Ooops. I mangled the link, here it is and I'll fix the other one - http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Start.htm
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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
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