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Old 04-09-2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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Best Adult Sock Pattern
I'm looking for a sock pattern, sized for adults, that is really easy.

I've only been knitting for about 4 months, but I'm ready to try socks.

I would also like it to be free, but will buy if I get a really over the top recommendation.

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Old 04-09-2007, 09:08 PM   #2
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i'm sure you'll get plenty of recommendations for Silver's Sock Tutorial I havent tried it yet myself, but i hear that its awesome
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:13 AM   #3
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After Silver's, search for Joan's Socks. I did those for my first socks and thought they were really easy to use to understand the mechanics of making a sock. After that, if you're up to it, pick a fancy sock or just stick to the plain vanilla one.
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:52 PM   #4
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My own personal experience is that Silver's is the best for a first couple of pair of socks!
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:51 AM   #5
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super easy!
I used a pattern from Knitting Pure & Simple called "beginners mid-weight socks" that is easy to do, and I just finishe my first pair of socks last week!

It's a great pattern, but tonight I saw Silver's tutorial for socks and it is very similar and she's got tons of pictures and of course it's free! She's got it for 3 weights of yarn. I'm going to try some fingering-weight socks next and rather than buy another pattern I'll just use her tut.
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:07 AM   #6
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Re: super easy!
Originally Posted by rohanknitter
I used a pattern from Knitting Pure & Simple called "beginners mid-weight socks" that is easy to do, and I just finishe my first pair of socks last week!

It's a great pattern, but tonight I saw Silver's tutorial for socks and it is very similar and she's got tons of pictures and of course it's free! She's got it for 3 weights of yarn. I'm going to try some fingering-weight socks next and rather than buy another pattern I'll just use her tut.
I bought these after using Silver's Tutorial and use them also. They're great.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:17 PM   #7
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You could always make some baby sized socks to learn with, then you'll be ready to make any kind of sock you want.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...ck-pattern.php
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:05 PM   #8
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I'm glad this question was asked, I was about to make a similar request :D.
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:39 PM   #9
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I've not had too much sock experience until recently, having learned using Silver's tutorial. I signed up for the KH Widdle Mini Sock Swap, and got alot of experience. I wan't at all pleased with my first efforts, so I kept doing more widdle mini socks until I finally ended up with some I thought were passable enough to gift.

The result was that knitting all those tiny little socks greatly improved my sock knitting skills.

I second the suggestion of learning on baby socks. Granted, the mini ones I made were a tad more challenging than ordinary socks because of the itty bitty needles used, but baby socks make great practice. You are able to quickly move on to the next step without spending alot of time with monotonous knitting between steps.
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:22 PM   #10
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renna- good tip about baby socks... i am starting socks too ( i posted a q on general knitting forum) now i think i am frogging and starting with baby socks instead
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