Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-12-2006, 03:36 PM   #1
Natrasha
Casting On
 
Natrasha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Georgia
Posts: 22
Thanks: 8
Thanked 8 Times in 4 Posts
Am I kidding myself? Can a new knitter knit simple socks?
Hello, my name is Natrasha, and I am obsessed with socks. I had crocheted a couple of pair of socks, but I kept seeing knitted socks, and they just seemed ...well... so much more awesome than crocheted socks.

So I decided that I had to learn to knit, just so I could knit me some socks.

I can knit and purl and am pretty confident with it, but I have never knitted a scarf or a dishcloth or anything at all, because all I can think about doing is knitting socks. I do have many, many swatches of knitting practice.

Am I ready to try knitting a simple sock pattern? My heart says yes, but the frustration factor is there to be reckoned with, I know. Are socks really best left until after I've made myself do a couple of dishcloths or scarves? What say you?
Natrasha is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 10-12-2006, 03:38 PM   #2
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
Go for it and if you get stuck, you can post here and get help. You sound ready to me; determination in knitting is a very valuable trait.
__________________
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 10-12-2006, 03:45 PM   #3
janelanespaintbrush
Working the Gusset
 
janelanespaintbrush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,824
Thanks: 9
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Yeah, go for it! If you're worried about getting in over your head with heel shaping and such, I bet tube socks would be an easy way to uh... get you feet wet, as it were.
__________________
~Jane

There is no right way to knit; there is no wrong way to knit. So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is "wrong," don't take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level. They may be right, in this particular case, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in very handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference. ~Elizabeth Zimmerman
janelanespaintbrush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2006, 03:48 PM   #4
gardenmommy
Instepping Out
 
gardenmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Somewhere. In Iowa.
Posts: 2,163
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
You sure can!

I'd suggest you try first with this baby sock pattern, because it goes quickly (instant gratification!) yet has all the principles of larger socks, and has Amy's helpful videos for many of the steps!

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...ck-pattern.php
__________________
Kristen
************
gardenmommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2006, 04:00 PM   #5
CarmenIbanez
Grafting the Toe
 
CarmenIbanez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Southern California Desert
Posts: 5,994
Thanks: 16
Thanked 62 Times in 57 Posts
You can do whatever you put your mind to, especially with all the support you can expect from this site!
CarmenIbanez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2006, 04:49 PM   #6
Julie
Instepping Out
 
Julie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Midwest
Posts: 3,325
Thanks: 10
Thanked 78 Times in 64 Posts
You can absolutely do it!! Kristin (Silver) wrote her sock tutorial especially for new knitters...if you can knit and purl, you can knit socks. The first one might be a little wonky, but you *can* do it!

Silver's Sock Class: http://www.cometosilver.com/socks
__________________
Knitter's Geek Code
KCR+ Exp+ SPM+ Steel+ Bam+ Addi++ Pl-- Wool++ Cot Lux+ Stash Scale+ Fin !Ent Int FI> Tex Lace Felt Flat Circ+ Dpn- ML+ Swatch+ KIP+ Blog+ SNB> EZ? FO+ WIP3 Gauge W+ Alt Sw
Julie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2006, 04:53 PM   #7
ebrperk
Knitting the Flap
 
ebrperk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 431
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GO FOR IT!!!!!!! You can do it and like all the other people have already said there is a bunch of great sock knitters to help you out on here. My philosophy is knit what you like and just keep plugging away until you get it the way you want it.
__________________
Robin
Perky Knits and Stitches

Everybody is somebody elses weirdo.


OTN--Branching Out Scarf
OTN--Naga Socks
ebrperk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2006, 05:19 PM   #8
Quiara
Knitting the Flap
 
Quiara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bono, AR
Posts: 411
Thanks: 23
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Quiara Send a message via Yahoo to Quiara
You want to knit socks. You know how to knit and you know how to purl. You've got needles and yarn. . .

You can totally knit socks. ^_^
__________________
Q.
http://asqmh.livejournal.com

Find me on as Quiara. ^_^
Quiara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2006, 07:21 PM   #9
psammeadred
Working the Gusset
 
psammeadred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain
Posts: 1,091
Thanks: 37
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
Natrasha,

Yes.

Psammeadred



But be very careful, because it's totally addictive!
psammeadred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2006, 07:29 PM   #10
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
Didja cast on yet, huh, didja?
__________________
Lisa Visit my LiveJournal blog and my flickr.

->"You say tomato, I say pimp." --Michael Westen, Burn Notice<-
brownishcoat 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
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?@?@?@? mrspotter-tru How-to Questions 6 06-01-2011 11:13 AM
Simple Socks? hakandragon Pattern Central 2 08-20-2009 02:53 PM
New Knitter - Simple Question Dibsica How-to Questions 2 09-14-2007 04:58 PM
new knitter : Anyone have an easy simple pattern for mitten cinnybuns General Knitting 3 12-27-2006 08:13 PM
Simple question from a Knew Knitter ALVT_KNIT How-to Questions 7 10-18-2006 08:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:36 PM.