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Old 01-08-2007, 09:50 AM   #1
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Socks For Dummies?
Does anyone know of a good site that explains how to knit socks that explains it in a way a knitting idiot such as myself can understand it?

While I am still working on my first scarf, I am doing some reading up on future projects. I've read numerous sock patterns and such and can't make heads or tails of them, especially the part regarding the heel.

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Old 01-08-2007, 09:54 AM   #2
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I have yet to even attempt this but when I do (awaiting my Ebay DPN's) this is the site I will go to

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Old 01-08-2007, 09:57 AM   #3
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Have you got the DVD of this site?

It has more than just this site - and one of the bonus extra's is a video on how to knit a sock from beginning to end - every stitch explained.

I haven't done it yet but I've watched it and it looks really good.

Hope to start one before long.


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Old 01-08-2007, 10:02 AM   #4
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I vote for silver's sock class (the link figaro gave)

It's a great tutorial on how to knit socks.
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Old 01-08-2007, 10:11 AM   #5
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Silver wrote her sock class especially for brand new knitters
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Silver's Sock class is really good....I just used it to try socks for the first time and it explained the stuff I was was fuzzy on from reading other patterns really well.
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Old 01-08-2007, 10:39 AM   #7
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My first ever sock was made using Silvers sock tutorial and DPNS that I had made myself using dowel and the video from this site to see how to make them.

It was a lot of fun. I then started "proper" socks using sock yarn (the original sock was using thick DK acrylic yarn so I could practice and rip on something cheap and cheerful) using silvers tutorial again. I have yet to finish that sock. I found working on DPNS awkward and uncomfortable (fiddly) and it hurt my hands, so I bought Cat Bordhi's "socks soar on two circular needles" - this showed me very simply how to cast on, set up the rounds and do the sock. I made some mistakes but they added to the charm of my first proper socks. I gave the socks to my mother and they did indeed soar on two circs.

I then bought "Sensational Knitted Socks" by Charlene Schurch, which has been like a bible for me. It is very good and tells you how to measure feet for the correct size socks and how many stitches to cast on etc.

I recommend Silvers Tutorial to get used to socks - you could get sensational knitted socks too and do the "Practice sock" in there - it is a small child size sock that is great for learning all about sock construction on. You get to see each section of the sock, how it gets put together and how it all comes out to make a sock.

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Old 01-08-2007, 11:08 AM   #8
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My first sock was the "Class Sock" from Sensational Knitted Socks, which Mulene mentions. It's great because it discusses sock construction and helps you understand how to change things to fit different size feetsies and even start your own designs.

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Old 01-08-2007, 11:13 AM   #9
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Knitty has some tutorials. I knit from the toe up on 2 circs and I found the Knitty articles very helpful. I think there are 2 or 3 articles.

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Silvers sock class explains each step with very detailed instructions.
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