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Old 05-14-2006, 03:07 PM   #1
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How long does it take you to knit a pair of socks?
I finally started my first project - a pair of socks. The only time I have to knit is while I am commuting to/from work. I want to estimate how long it will take me to complete a pair of socks. Of course I will be slower than any one of you. So how many knitting hours do you spend on getting a pair of socks done?

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Old 05-14-2006, 03:17 PM   #2
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It depends on what needle size and yarn you're using, but it probably takes me three or four hours for each sock with sock weight yarn. I made my first pair in worsted weight in about five hours total. It's pretty difficult to estimate, though, since I work on them sporatically over weeks.
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:27 PM   #3
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I just started doing socks about a month ago. Right now I usually only knit at work, so it takes me about a week to do one sock. I usually knit for 3-4 hours while at work 3 nights a week. That's worsted weight yarn, too. I guess I'm a slow knitter too!
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Old 05-14-2006, 09:31 PM   #4
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I was curious about this too. I'm a painfully slow knitter, and am going to start my first experiment into sock knitting soon!
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:20 AM   #5
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I would guesstimate that my first few socks took me about eight hours of knitting each. They were made in sock weight yarn, and in kid's sizes. I also knitted those painfully slow. My knitting has sped up incredibly lately as I 99% knit, and only 1% crochet these days. I can't put an estimate on what it takes me now, as I'm usually working on more than one pair at a time, and they are often my "at work" projects, which means I may only knit on them for 5-15 minutes a day.
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:01 PM   #6
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I dont get to work on my mine as much as I'd like but I normally work with the real thin weight - the one below sport weight (I think) and it takes me about a week to do one sock - but I'm limited on my knitting time. About 1 hr a night (2 if I'm luck) - the most I get done is when we go out to eat - I knit while we're waiting to be seated, waiting on the waitor, waiting for the food, and waiting for everyone to finish their food. You can get alot done then.

Dont just yourself on how long it took everyone else - you may pick right up on it and fly. Plus, if you have small feet, you dont have to make them as long.

I'm working on a pair now that have a cabled pattern in them so these are really taking me awhile. I'll love them even more when I'm finished!
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:42 PM   #7
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well I knitted my first pair over the weekend - thin yarn - took about 6 - 7 hours I guess.

I just started a worsted weight pair - I suspect they are going to take about half the time even though I`m doing these is a ribbed pattern
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:22 PM   #8
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I can knit a pair of socks in a couple days. That's if the sock is adult size. For a child/baby I can make a pair in a morning.

Should add that I make my socks with DK Merino and using a size 5 DPN
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:52 PM   #9
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I love knitting socks
I learned how to knit socks in October the Toe UP way and I love it. I've knit a pair in four days. :XX: :XX: I didn't do any housework the whole time..but boy those socks look great. lol
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Oh Celine :rofling: :rofling: , a woman after my own heart! Sounds exactly like something I've done.

I'm about halfway through my first real pair on sock weight yarn and I've found that I'm going to have to lighten up on the tension. I'm being such a tight knitter I can't slide my stitches along the needle. I can't wait to finish these and go down a needle size on the next pair, bound to be easier and faster. How long does one pair take? Hmmmm....hard to say without knowing how long you get to knit during the day, how long you've been knitting and....well you get the picture.
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