As you might have guessed I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE sock knitting! I love to knit them, block them, wrap them up pretty and give them as gifts to very special people or pop them on my always-cold feet for a nice blast of warmth in our cold Maryland winters! Brrrrrrrrrrr!
There's NOTHING like a hand-knit pair of socks!
I set out to learn every different way I could find to knit socks - on double pointed needles, on two cable needles or one long cable needle, knitting one inside the other at the same time (YES, it can be done and is fascinating!) and whatever else was available. It was a great learning experience but I did discover one thing - first learn the basic structure of a sock and how to actually knit one before you get wound up in all the wonderful ways to do it!
My absolute BEST basic information book was Ann Budd's "Getting Started Knitting Socks". Then I learned magic loop and finally, when I had a couple pair under my belt, I studied and worked with Melissa Morgan-Oakes book which shows how to knit two at a time, top down, on one looooooong cable needle. That's the method I mostly favor since I know they'll both come out exactly the same length, something I had a real problem with using other methods!
But by all means knit one at a time until you're past being scared silly at the sock-knitting process! Once you learn the basics you'll wonder why you ever wondered if you could do it!
Let us know how it goes! We're all rooting for you!