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?
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.
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
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!
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.