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Old 02-07-2007, 07:09 PM   #1
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the beginning of a sock-help?
so..... I am trying socks...

this is how far I have gotten. I am doubting myself. I have spent probably 2 hours getting this far. Of course dpn's are not quite my specialty yet, so the working of them is... um... how do you say.... for me and for my DH sitting next to me on the couch.
My question is am I doing this right? I cast on 48 st and divided them on the 4 dpns and joined (well.... as best I could... )
does this look right to you guys???

That is only about 3 rounds, and it's just in straight knit stitch no ribbing because I think combining ribbing and these dpns right now would make me
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:17 PM   #2
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To me, that looks exactly as it should look! So way to go, you're doing better than you think you are!! You will have an easier time once you get a few more rounds into it. The first few rounds are always the trickiest, no matter how experienced you are with dpns. Just keep plugging away at it. :D
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:27 PM   #3
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I think it looks just like it should!

Keep at it, it'll get less frustrating the further you get
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:45 PM   #4
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Looks good to me, too. I find that knitting a few rows straight on a dpn and then joining is much easier. You have a little gap to sew up, but the tail is there, anyway.
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:47 PM   #5
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The woman who taught me how to knit suggested the same thing as Ingrid.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:56 PM   #6
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oh i remember the first time for me, i spent two different nights just trying to cast on. look at you on your first night and it looks lovely. just exactly as it should.
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:56 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
I find that knitting a few rows straight on a dpn and then joining is much easier. You have a little gap to sew up, but the tail is there, anyway.
I find co to dpns is way to high on the frustration scale for me. I second Ingrid in knitting the first row or two and then joining when there is somthing to "hang on to".
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:53 AM   #8
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Thanks guys! The join was the hardest part I think because it wasn't as tight as I thought it should be. Maybe on my next sock or after I have to frog this one I will use the advice!
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I promise you, it will get easier. Once you master the use of dpn's, you'll love knitting on them. At least I know I do, and I felt like I was wrestling an anorexic octopus the first time few times I tried using them. Now, I love using them.
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