Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-14-2006, 12:20 PM   #1
Indywoman
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I need your help with a sock question please!
I'm a new sock knitter. I have tried three times now and I keep on doing the same thing. I sware I have ate my brain or lost it at the store because I cannot find the answer my self.

The question? Oh yeah, my question was....Oh dear I hope I can explain this correctly. Anyway here it goes. I'm knitting my sock on two circular needles. The wrong side of my knitting is on the outside and the right side is in the inside of the needles.

I don't think this is right but when I frog back and cast back on then restart it goes right back to the wrong side being on outside.

Has anyone had this problem before? What am I doing wrong?

Please help a desperate new sock knitter. I swear I'm going to throw these buggers across the room.

Thank you so much.

Patty the Indywoman
__________________
To read or not to read....that is the question.

www.stitchesinpink.blogspot.com
Indywoman is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 09-14-2006, 12:23 PM   #2
knitqueen
Grafting the Toe
 
knitqueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 4,246
Thanks: 139
Thanked 148 Times in 132 Posts
I suspect that you are always knitting with the circular furthest away from you -- the 'back' needle. This would put the right side of your knitting on the inside of your sock.

You need to start off with your stitches divided onto the two circulars with the working yarn coming from the stitch farthest to the right on the BACK needle, but you will start knitting the stitches on the FRONT needle first. The yarn coming from the back needle to knit the first stitch on the front needle is what produces the 'join'.

Hope this helps.
knitqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2006, 12:24 PM   #3
brownishcoat
Grafting the Toe
 
brownishcoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: SE Texas (Houston metro area - Southeast)
Posts: 6,269
Thanks: 18
Thanked 39 Times in 37 Posts
Send a message via MSN to brownishcoat Send a message via Yahoo to brownishcoat Send a message via Skype™ to brownishcoat
I actually knit this way on purpose, as I feel it protects the "right" side from wear and dirt while knitting.

When you join, be sure to work with the needles in FRONT of the round, rather than in back. To fix work in progress, simply turn the piece right side out.

Keep us posted on your progress!
__________________
Lisa Visit my LiveJournal blog and my flickr.

->"You say tomato, I say pimp." --Michael Westen, Burn Notice<-
brownishcoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2006, 12:27 PM   #4
rebecca
Grafting the Toe
 
rebecca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Follow the Yellow Brick Road...
Posts: 7,620
Thanks: 189
Thanked 92 Times in 66 Posts
It's all in how you hold the needles, if you have a look here you will see how you are to hold them. LOL, I did this, I bet just about everyone has done it, so know that it happens to all of us!
__________________
Addicted to the Knit is Becka

"I can do everything through Him who gives me strength."

Whimsical Knitting
Whimsical Knitting Designs

I'm Becka on Ravelry!

rebecca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2006, 12:40 PM   #5
Indywoman
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thank you..Thank you..Thank you
You guys are Great!

You have saved my day!

I will keep you updated. This is a great forum.

Love ya,

Patty the Indywoman
__________________
To read or not to read....that is the question.

www.stitchesinpink.blogspot.com
Indywoman 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
Sock Question zanne_042 How-to Questions 2 08-21-2009 02:27 AM
Sock Question jmnh109 How-to Questions 2 02-17-2009 05:07 PM
Sock Question knitgal How-to Questions 2 01-22-2008 10:20 AM
Sock question - 3x1 rib okay for whole sock? KristiMetz How-to Questions 4 04-24-2006 01:35 PM
1st sock question horve1 How-to Questions 4 04-21-2006 12:22 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:32 PM.