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Old 05-18-2006, 01:51 AM   #1
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How to start making socks and do not die trying...
I can't do it... I dont know how many times I have started and frogged, I think I have even knit and frog and the same time... DPN arent for me... :crying:

Edit: Excuse my english if there is any typo and/or grammar mistake... my brain is somewhere else outside my head tonight...
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Old 05-18-2006, 03:03 AM   #2
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don't give up! i tried on and off for 2 months and thought i was doomed to a life of cold feet.

silver's sock tutorial was a great help. i finally stopped "overthinking" them and just followed the pattern and then it all clicked and made sense.
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:39 AM   #3
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Yes, I agree with you. Silver's sock class is fab. I kept on getting it wrong til I followed it and now I'm an addict. :XX:
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:44 AM   #4
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Silvers sock class is the bees knees! I followed it and made my first ever sock. Now I'm on my second.. slow but sure =D I do it in between other things. I can't wait to try the two socks on two circs thing too.
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:05 AM   #5
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I have been knitting for a LONG time - I can crank out lace shawls , Aran sweaters .. what ever you like - I have never tried knitting socks until recently.

Personally - I can see why new knitters try them - they are relatively small projects so they get done quick - but I do not think they are easy projects at all nor would I recommend them as a starter project - but thats just me

If you are not having fun with the socks but you socks at a store and knit a simple summer top
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:45 AM   #6
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Are you using really long DPN's for the socks? Using 5" length really makes them much more manageable.
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Old 05-18-2006, 12:36 PM   #7
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Silver's Tutorial is great! I highly recommend starting socks with anywhere from a sport to worsted wt yarn & larger needles (size 5-7). When I wanted to learn to knit socks i tried everything so that I wouldn't have to use dpns...LOL, even 7" circs (RIDICULOUS!!!) Well, I watched this episode of Knitty Gritty & it all made sense! When I watched them actually knitting the socks I understood what was going on, then I read & reread the tips in the show notes. There are also a couple of videos on the site that may be helpful. This tutorial may be helpful, too. I found this article that may also help.
I was scared to death of dpns, then I practiced & realized that you are using 2 needles @ a time, then I was okay with it.
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To get used to DPNs, knit mittens in a worsted weight yarn on a size seven or eight. If I can do it, you can do it!
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It took me quite awhile to get the hang of it. What actually helped me was learning magic loop. It taught me, through practice, how to hold the needles so I wouldn't get ladders. You CAN learn, just keep going!
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I will give it another try... following step by step the tutorial... I hope I can make it!! I really want to have socks made by me... :XX:
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