Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-22-2009, 04:24 PM   #1
Scrapper33
Casting On
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
First pair of socks pattern?
Hi all,


I've never made socks before. So I am looking for a pattern that will walk me through it step by step and will be easy (and hard to mess up)! Any guidance on a great pattern would be appreciated. I like the Sock Ease yarn...

Thanks.

Scrapper33
Scrapper33 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 03-22-2009, 06:04 PM   #2
cheley
Working the Gusset
 
cheley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,475
Thanks: 354
Thanked 187 Times in 162 Posts
Hi, along with Silver's Tutorial try this one:
http://www.valleycafe.com/knitting/sock-pattern.html I found this to be very helpful...as I just recently conquered socks
__________________

cheley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 06:05 PM   #3
Angieknits
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fredericktown, Mo
Posts: 35
Thanks: 30
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Hello Scrapper33,

I too am working on my first socks (well using sock weight yarn and dpns anyway) and I'm using silver's sock tutorial.

http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Start.htm

I've only been working off and on for a few days and I'm already past the heel and the decreases on the gusset, and working on the length of the foot. Then again I also only knitted 2 inches worth of ribbing because I prefer short socks. My next pair though I'm going to go the full 8" cuff. Silver's sock class tutorial is really easy to follow and she gives great pictures to help with it, and honestly I can't wait to get going on the second sock.
Angieknits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 06:14 PM   #4
knittingthewinteraway
Casting On
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have almost completed my first pair of socks (granted they are for my 5 year old) but I think this gives the basics so with a little ambition in experimentation one could make an adult pair easily. It demonstrates the slip and wrap (SW) stitch for a heel, a plain ribbing (k1p1) for the top, a slip slip knit (ssk)for a decrease the kitchener stitch for the toe. They make great practice socks and have increased my own curiosity of finding more 'easy' patterns. So this is just a thought from one new to socks knitter to another
knittingthewinteraway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 08:21 PM   #5
Scrapper33
Casting On
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanks for your help, guys. I'll report back! Have a great Sunday evening.
Scrapper33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 08:57 PM   #6
imrachel
Knitting the Flap
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 404
Thanks: 5
Thanked 134 Times in 115 Posts
If you have the patience to wait before starting on the real thing, starting with a baby sock such as the one suggested by cheley is a great idea.

The other piece of advice I have is at the very end, when you graft the toe, is to follow Silver's tutorial to the letter. Her explanation and photos are fantastic and very clear.
imrachel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2009, 10:50 AM   #7
SissyKnits
Casting On
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 14
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's plain old sock recipe was the one that taught me everything I need to know knitting socks. She had a whole chapter devoted to the process in plain english - you can find it in her book Knitting Rules!
__________________
"Knitting is magic. Knitting is an act of creation and a simple transformation each and every time. Each knitted gift holds hours of my life...It is all those hours when I chose to spend time warming another person. It's giving them my time - time that I could have spend on anything, or anyone, else. Knitting is love, looped and warm." -Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
SissyKnits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2009, 03:54 PM   #8
Scrapper33
Casting On
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Anyone use the tutorial on this website? This site is pretty cool!

http://www.knitting-socks.com/how-to-knit-socks.html
Scrapper33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FO, yay! - my first pair of socks Dari What'cha Knittin'? 22 01-09-2010 08:52 PM
FO- My very first pair of socks! theatrequalslove What'cha Knittin'? 17 09-22-2009 02:44 PM
Another Pair of Socks lulubell What'cha Knittin'? 1 07-07-2009 12:57 AM
HELP WITH FIRST PAIR OF SOCKS Alwayscraftin How-to Questions 2 02-09-2008 06:10 PM
Seduction Socks - My First Completed Pair of Socks! Roxanne What'cha Knittin'? 21 05-08-2007 08:53 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:34 AM.