Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-25-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
knutzaboutknitz
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 28
Thanks: 26
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
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.
knutzaboutknitz is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 01-25-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
GrumpyGramma
Grafting the Toe
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6,721
Thanks: 1,724
Thanked 2,763 Times in 2,326 Posts
Quote:
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.
__________________
~ GG

GrumpyGramma is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GrumpyGramma For This Useful Post:
knutzaboutknitz (01-26-2012)
Old 01-25-2012, 10:58 PM   #3
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Quote:
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.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic


Last edited by suzeeq : 01-26-2012 at 12:24 PM.
suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to suzeeq For This Useful Post:
knutzaboutknitz (01-26-2012)
Old 01-26-2012, 12:46 AM   #4
justplaincharlotte
Working the Gusset
 
justplaincharlotte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: MS Gulf Coast
Posts: 1,809
Thanks: 2,582
Thanked 918 Times in 796 Posts
Welcome to socks! The first sock will give you fits, don't worry. Your second sock will be much easier.

Just like in circular knitting, the RS of your sock is the outside of the tube, and the WS is the inside. Working socks on DPN is pretty much the same as working them on circulars, the only difference is the number of needles. I watched Kelley Pitkins[sp?] sock class on the tutorials page of knitpicks.com before I got the nerve up to even try one. It really takes the mystery out of socks. Take a looksee at her sock class there, and I promise all will be clear afterwards.

Good luck, and have fun with your socks!
__________________
Charlotte

justcharlotte

All Needful Things Blog
"Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises."
- Elizabeth Zimmermann
justplaincharlotte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 01:30 AM   #5
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 36,978
Thanks: 1,637
Thanked 8,645 Times in 7,047 Posts
Yep, I learned with the link Suzeeq posted...Silver's Sock Class. I love all the photos.

Welcome to Knitting Help!
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 11:26 AM   #6
GrumpyGramma
Grafting the Toe
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6,721
Thanks: 1,724
Thanked 2,763 Times in 2,326 Posts
Quote:
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)
__________________
~ GG

GrumpyGramma is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 12:24 PM   #7
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Ooops. I mangled the link, here it is and I'll fix the other one - http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Start.htm
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to suzeeq For This Useful Post:
GrumpyGramma (01-26-2012)
Old 01-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #8
knutzaboutknitz
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 28
Thanks: 26
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
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
knutzaboutknitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 09:41 PM   #9
knutzaboutknitz
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 28
Thanks: 26
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
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
knutzaboutknitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 10:29 PM   #10
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
It's how you're holding the needles. You should have them similar to how the knitting looks in this picture and after a few more rounds it'll go down toward your lap.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic


Last edited by suzeeq : 01-27-2012 at 12:42 AM.
suzeeq 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
Help plz- Instr say "ending with a wrong side row" betsyneedsalife General Knitting 18 08-22-2013 02:20 PM
"Wrong side" became "right side"... christieluna How-to Questions 4 09-22-2010 07:20 PM
Confusing Pattern: "Work ring side-to-side" badgreydog How-to Questions 6 02-13-2008 07:06 PM
What do patterns mean by "wrong side" and "right side"? styrch How-to Questions 5 01-11-2008 12:32 AM
Sloppy wrong side on "my so called scarf" catownedanna Pattern Central 2 09-01-2006 02:59 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:10 AM.