Looking for an easy sock pattern

kickypantsApril 26, 2007

I've never tried knitting in the round or working with dpns, so I'm looking for an easy sock pattern that won't completely discourage me. I would love to try though! I saw sock yarn and a cool little pattern book in a little shop in La Conner Washington, but haven't found any patterns or yarn at Michael's here in the Vancouver, B.C. area. I didn't even take down the name of the book or yarn (silly me). I just think that my daughter would love some unique socks ...plus they make a nice portable project! Does anyone have any suggestions?

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cherbo

Here is a good place to learn, http://www.royea.net/sockdemo1.html

Here is a link that might be useful: Socks 101

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 8:20AM
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threejsmom

For your first socks, try a heavier weight yarn like DK or worsted instead of sock yarn. Bamboo or plastic DPNs work better because they have more grip on the yarn than metal ones. If you find DPNs too fiddly, there are other ways using 2 circulars or 1 long circular and the magic loop method (my favorite). Do a Google search amd you'll find plenty of resources and pattern for sock knitting on the web. It's addictive and good for a carry-along project.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sock tutorials

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 9:06AM
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budster

Waving across the strait to you from Vancouver Island. I'm waving my knitting at you! Budster.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 3:45PM
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kickypants

CHERBO: I can't believe that I didn't check the internet...I am the Queen of looking up stuff!! I had a scan through Socks 101 and I think it will be a great help. Lots of good pictures to go along with all those confusing instructions! Thank you!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 4:49PM
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kickypants

Thank you so much for taking the time to send the pattern. Car keys are in one hand and my wallet is in the other! Yarn aisle here we come!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 4:54PM
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kickypants

Ahhhhhh....more good advise! I'm glad that there are so many techniques!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 4:56PM
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kickypants

Budster, I can't quite see you through all of this rain!! Perhaps if you yodel.... hee hee hee!
Preparing the dingy and oars for the "great flood"....hmmmm...if I sharpen those oars a bit, I could knit with them!!!!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 5:00PM
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