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Old 12-29-2011, 11:52 PM   #11
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I am beyond frusterated, I tried what u said and I totally messed up, I brought it into the knitting store and the lady said I didn't "knit across" after I picked up my stitches, she did something to it and fixed it, but I don't know what! I think they want me to take a class :( I got home and continued at the part where I have to decrease stitches and messed up my needles and I didn't know how to fix it so I unwinded the entire sock and restarted but then I got to the pick up stitches part and messed up yet again. I just threw it across the room :( maybe I should stick to scarves and hats :(
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:09 AM   #12
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Don't be discouraged. When you get to the point of total confusion, it usually means you're about to understand. Here's a good video to show you where you are while knitting a sock. See if it helps. A class may not be a bad idea either, if you can do that. The more different ways you try to learn, the better.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:01 AM   #13
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http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/printready/print.htm

I understand your frustration.
Here is a link to a great tutorial that shows the needles numbered
1, 2, & 3. It is for a basic sock, probably not the same pattern as yours, but it should help you to see and understand how to divide and number your needles.
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:08 PM   #14
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Your pattern does it a little differently that I'm used to which is why I had to find more helpers.

Don't give up! I agree that a class is a good idea. A tutorial that has step by step instructions like the one I posted (Lightning posted the print version) is a good idea, too. That one is a pretty basic sock.
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:27 PM   #15
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Honestly, I am willing to try a different pattern at this point, one that you all are used too, because even the first part of the pattern after the ribbing where u divide the stitches before u even get to the heel, I did it differently because I didnt understand what the pattern says. All I want to do is do a pair of socks LOL. I quit for today and focused on making another hat.

This has nothing to do with the socks but I just want to make sure that this is the proper method for a decrease of a ribbed hat. Because last time I did it, it didnt turn out perfect (it could have been my mistake)
Shape crown:
R1(RS): *(K2, P2tog), rep * till end - 57 (60) st remain.
R2: *(K1, P2), rep * till end.
R3: *(K2, P1), rep * till end.
R4: *(K1, P2), rep * till end.
R5: *(K2tog, P1), rep * till end - 38 (40) st remain.
R6: *(K1, P1), rep * till end.
R7-8: Rep R6
R9: *(K2tog), rep * till end.
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:43 PM   #16
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It looks like a good way to decrease a ribbed hat.
(Good idea to take a break from the socks. Look at the websites recommended in the posts and at more tutorials online or in books and see if you can get a feeling for the knitted basics.)
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:04 PM   #17
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Thanks, I am not totally giving up on the socks but I need a little break from them, I have just been watching youtube videos and looking at the suggested sites for the socks, I will pick them up again in a few days.
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I've changed patterns several times because of the way a pattern was written. You're not alone.

That appears to be fine for decreasing, but one thing I do is go to Ravelry and look at the project pictures for a pattern (or two or three) and see if I like the way the finished projects come out. Mostly they are fine, but occasionally the decreases will look odd to me so I'll change it up. Once you get used to knitting it's pretty easy to alter something like that on your own, too.
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I finished another hat! 2 x 2 ribbing! yay!
Like I said I will come back to the socks lol
but now I see all these pretty cabled hats and wanna give one a shot.
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Originally Posted by LoveBugAngel View Post
I finished another hat! 2 x 2 ribbing! yay!
Like I said I will come back to the socks lol
but now I see all these pretty cabled hats and wanna give one a shot.
I was wondering how those darn socks were doing. Now that I've read what's going on, I'd agree with you that coming back to them later is probably a good thing. Congrats on completing another hat!

I try to keep a distraction project or two going at all times. That way I can happily knit on and finish something really easy while my brain ponders the project that's got me frustrated beyond all relief. Nothing better than having something to show for all of that hard thinking!

Do give Kelley's sock class a go when you're ready to go back to socks. I was terrified of socks until I watched those videos: she completely takes the mystery out of sock knitting!

Have fun with the cabled hats. They've just caught my attention too!
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