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Old 04-13-2008, 08:01 PM   #1
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Sock Frustrations
After frogging my attempt at socks for the third time (and nearly throwing my needles ), I'm not sure what to do.

I am using size #2 dpns to knit a round for socks. After three rows, I don't see any ribbing for the cuff when I know I should by now. It just looks a mess. Let's forget about needles flying everywhere.

Any advice?
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:40 PM   #2
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Don't give up so early. Ribbing doesn't usually take shape until you've knit about an inch or so.
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Especially on such small needles.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:33 AM   #4
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You might find it easier to knit the ribbing flat for a few rows and then join. Use the tail to seam up the ribbing. It really cuts down on frustration. The first few rows of knitting in the round is always a challenge.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:10 PM   #5
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If your frustration level really goes high, before you throw in the needles, why not make a trip to your LYS and have them take a look at what you are doing? When I first picked up needles, my LYS saved my sanity. Yes, it was my technique, but ever since then it's not been a problem.
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I hadn't thought about going to the LYS. I was afraid of being criticized. :( I did manage to get a few rows and I fixed a lot of my mistakes (first few times, I had made at least three). I am able to see the ribbing, even if it's a little messy.

Thank you for the help, guys. I was very discouraged at the time. I'm bringing my current projects to a knit night at my LYS to work and get advice.

Thanks again!
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You're welcome! Isn't it nice to know that there is always someplace you can go for help? If it weren't for Knitting Help, and my LYS, I would have given up on knitting and gone back to crochet. There's nothing wrong with crochet, just like the finished projects better when I do them with two needles.
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