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Old 07-03-2007, 07:21 AM   #1
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How Long Before You Started Your First Sock?
I'm a total n00b when it comes to knitting, having started only a few weeks ago. I don't even have a single FO but can't wait to start knitting my very own first pair of socks. :happydancing: But the thought of having to handle so many sharp pointy sticks at the same time is kinda scary.

How long have you been knitting before you felt brave or comfortable enough to start on your first pair of socks?
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:39 AM   #2
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Socks were my second project. I learned a lot and really enjoy doing them. I don't like doing them on DPNs and much prefer circs and Magic Loop.
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:43 AM   #3
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IIRC, I started my first sock about 2 months after learning to knit.
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:43 AM   #4
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about six months after i started knitting! and i love socks, they look great!
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:47 AM   #5
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I've been knitting since I was a kid and only just the other day, started a sock! LOL! This is my first time with dpns, too!
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:49 AM   #6
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It actually took me about six years before I was comfortable enough to knit socks ! But I am a slow learner. And I didn't discover this website until that point. So you will probably be able to whip a pair of socks up much sooner.

And don't worry about all of the sharp pointy sticks. It's just like knitting with two needles when push comes to shove. And they aren't really THAT pointy.

Good luck!
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Old 07-03-2007, 08:14 AM   #7
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I started knitting last June. In January, I ordered my set of Options (after reading how everyone had gotten them for Christmas, I just had to check them out).

I also ordered sock yarn with that order. Using Silver's sock tutorial, I successfully completed my first pair and never looked back! I've made several pairs since January.

They look way more intimidating than they actually are. You just have to take it step by step. It's really not that bad once you understand the structure of the sock.
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Old 07-03-2007, 08:18 AM   #8
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Socks were the second thing I knit. Took some practice with the
dpn's but I am a pro now! Sorta I would definitely recommend
using magic loop or two circular method so you don't have to worry
about the dreaded "ladder"! I say just jump in and give it a whirl, you
can always stop if it just feels too overwhelming and go back when
are feeling more confident. At least that is what works for me, I like
to find something difficult and just give it a go! Maybe I am weird...
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Old 07-03-2007, 08:22 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by lissie View Post
I'm a total n00b when it comes to knitting, having started only a few weeks ago. I don't even have a single FO but can't wait to start knitting my very own first pair of socks. :happydancing: But the thought of having to handle so many sharp pointy sticks at the same time is kinda scary.

How long have you been knitting before you felt brave or comfortable enough to start on your first pair of socks?
About the same point actually, a few weeks. I had to cast on in magic loop and switch the dpns after I felt like I had the hang of it, but other than that it was fine.

I say go for it - if you're knitting something you really want to knit, you will have more fun and learn more than if you decide to knit something you don't care about.

BTW, I've only been knitting since April but I have finished 4 hats, 4 pairs of fingerless gloves, 2 pairs of socks and 2 sweaters. I just chose things I loved and learned as I went :D.

I am a huge advocate of learning by doing .
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:35 AM   #10
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Took me 10 years! lol Now I LOVE socks.
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