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Old 07-22-2005, 01:46 AM   #11
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I have a few socks stored in my favs:

Gotta love John's Anniversox like Rebecca

Long Spiral Socks

Moonlight Slipper Sock

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Old 07-22-2005, 11:05 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by rebecca
Marnie, sweetie, your '1st little sock' is AMAZING!!!! My goodness, it is lovely :D . I forsee many sock designs in your future....many, many. This makes me a happy, happy girl; I'm afraid that I have ulterior motives....I love to knit socks :D .
You, my dear, are a wonderful designer, I've seen many of your designs and love them all and I'm sure that your socks will not disappoint .


Aww, you flatter me, thanks.
Luckily, it appears that sock construction at it's most basic is pretty straight forward which means it's far easier to design than some other garments.
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Old 07-22-2005, 12:05 PM   #13
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Beld, I love all of those socks, too...I've ALWAYS loved those Tulips...I must knit those one day, put them on my loooonnng socks to be knitted list!!
I said it cause I meant it, Marnie :D . And, yep...I'm with ya on that about the sock design , Marnie...lol!!
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Old 07-23-2005, 10:15 AM   #14
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OK, I've never knit w/DPN's, and I've never made a sock - anyone recommend a good (ie, easy!!) pattern?
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Old 07-23-2005, 11:08 AM   #15
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Good question! I knit with DPN's in a class once and kept getting them all turned around everytime I started on them. Grrr! I would love an easy, basic sock that would stay up and I could make without too many tears.

OT, evertime I think of making socks that stay up I think of the Seinfeld episode where Elaine has to get Mr. Pitt socks and she tries and tries but there is always something wrong. A good, comfortable sock, that is not too tight that stays up. Aaahhhh, to make a pair of those someday! :D
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Old 07-23-2005, 11:54 AM   #16
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There's really no way around the awkwardness of dpn's at first. You eventually get the hang of what's the most comfortable way to hold them, and really with dpn's it's just practise and practise and more practise that makes the most difference. The first sock that I made was from the free patterns section of this site, called the 56 stitch 56 row sock. It was really basic. Only 16 rounds of ribbing at the top, and then just plain old stockinette. OR, another one that I have made that is a great practise one because it is small, is the North Country Cotton Baby Sock, also from the free patterns section of this site.
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Old 07-23-2005, 01:09 PM   #17
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I canNOT believe that I forgot to include [url=http://www.knitpicks.com/Projects/Projects_Display_Yarn.aspx?itemid=50395220&yarnid= 5420119]THESE as my MOST FAVORITE sock pattern.....EVER!!!
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Old 07-23-2005, 01:31 PM   #18
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1st of all I would suggest that you start off with larger dpns like sizes 6 to 8 with larger yarns such as sport or worsted wt. for your 1st sock and practice. Before attempting to make the sock, familiarize yourself with the dpns. I am going to link several tutorials to you.
I would suggest that you girls look at the videos on this site about working with dpns under advanced techniques.
http://diynet.com/diy/shows_dkng/epi..._36323,00.html This episode of Knitty Gritty has a good deal of material and a couple of videos showing sock knitting
http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/So..._Beginning.htm This one was made by Silver, one of our moderators here, so she can answer questions you may have.
http://www.knittingatknoon.com/demos.html Here u have some sock videos
http://www.knittingatknoon.com/demos.html Another tutorial
http://www.knittersreview.com/articl...e/011018_a.asp a good article
I think that this should get you started.
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I dont know why, I think socks look hard and I feel intimadated and havent ventured into this area of patterns. How hard are they for a beginner?
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InterNette, just read and watch the tutorials that I just posted and get familiar with it. I was deathly afraid of knitting socks a little over 6 months ago and I read a couple of tutorials and I watched that episode of Knitty Gritty that I linked, too. AND, after I saw Karen Baumer knitting a sock on knitty gritty, it all began to make sense. Just get familiar with dpns, not the size that you normally use for socks, either, but like I said, size 7 or 8 and some worsted weight yarn...practice. It's really easy, even though you are working with 4 or 5 dpns, depending upon the pattern, you are still only knitting with 2 of them, just like u do when you are knitting with 2 single point needles, when u finish with one, u just move to the next one when working with dpns, just give a little tug between needles...all this is explained in the videos and tutorials that I linked right before you. If I can learn to knit socks...so can you...it's fun...it's easy!! I've been knitting socks for a little over 6 months and it's my favorite thing to knit....watch and read the tutorials and give it a try; trust me :D
I forgot to tell you, i had only been knitting for around 6 months when I 1st tried socks, so I was a beginner, too.
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