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Yarn Giveaway for Simply Sockupied!

Mar 20, 2012

The Gift of Yarn

I've been so inspired by the bold, tenacious, and resourceful knitters who have taken on new challenges in the Simply Sockupied Knit-alongs!
Yarn has always been a particular source of inspiration for me. Perhaps some of you will be inspired to knit along with us by the temptation of . . .

new yarn.

 
     The Simply Sockupied cover features the Speed Bump Socks by Deb Barnhill.

That's right—in honor of Simply Sockupied 2012, we'll be giving away:


 

One lucky knitter will receive 2 skeins of Patons Kroy Socks in the Blue Striped Ragg colorway plus a set of sock-themed stitch markers from Sunneshine.

 
A second lucky knitter will receive a skein of Malabrigo Sock in the Caribeno colorway plus a set of color-coordinated stitch markers from Boye.

 

Want to get in on this?

In the comments below, tell us what sock knitting technique you want to master next. (One comment per person, please!) Magic loop? Toe-up socks? Authentic Victorian stockings? Tell us!

At 5 pm on Friday, March 30, the end of our work week here in Colorado, we'll select two commenters using a random number generator to receive goodies. (We'll post the lucky knitters' names here and message them for contact info.)

Feel free to share word of this sock yarn giveaway!

To join any of the Simply Sockupied Knit-alongs, just post in the forum threads below:

Ann Budd’s Go-To Socks

Deb Barnhill’s Speed Bump Socks

Anne Merrow’s Up + Down Socks

Angela Davis’s Custom Cuff Socks

Judy Alexander’s Simply Elegant Cable Socks

 


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Stitcherz wrote
on May 27, 2012 6:04 PM

I started knitting with argyle socks when I was a teenager.  Of course they didn't fit.  Now many years later, I'm taking up knitting again and have my first sock (not argyle) to the heel and since I've panicked I apparently need help. It is being done on dpns.  I want to learn the toe-up method too and also the 2 socks at once on a circular needle so I don't have all these single socks sitting around.  I've decided everyone on my Christmas list gets socks this year.  I am just going to DL Sockupied too.

Carol M

dkegelmeyer wrote
on Apr 2, 2012 5:40 PM

I would love to learn the toe up method. Looking forward to making my second pair of socks so I could really learn any technique.

Dkegelmeyer (ravelry)

dkegelmeyer wrote
on Apr 2, 2012 5:37 PM

I really have only made one pair of socks so I need to learn all the techniques! But I want to learn the toe up technique for sure.

ShannonJ wrote
on Mar 30, 2012 11:27 PM

I've already done socks on 2 circs and magic loop (usually 2 at a time) and I love the variety and challenge it offers.  I next want to try toe-up, and then, possibly, 2 at a time toe-up.

Jazzminti wrote
on Mar 30, 2012 1:05 PM

I want to master knitting a heel.  That is a challenge!

casefaaaace wrote
on Mar 30, 2012 8:58 AM

Toe up!! And I'd love to know two at a time but let's not get too crazy :)

Shuppmules wrote
on Mar 30, 2012 12:30 AM

I want to learn how to knit  both socks at the same time.  For me, this is insurance that I'll end up with a pair!  

jan.cote wrote
on Mar 29, 2012 1:06 PM

I would love to find a method of sock knitting where the entire sole of the sock was double knit or twined (maybe?) in order to make it thicker and more solid. I would hope this would make the sock more durable and last longer. I love the simplicity of the patterns in Sockupied:0) Thanks for the ideas!  - jan

Karen04 wrote
on Mar 29, 2012 8:05 AM

I've downloaded the Simply Sockupied but haven't started yet. I'm really looking forward to learning how to use the magic loop method and knitting two socks at the same time!

mostly wrote
on Mar 29, 2012 7:21 AM

I started my first pair of socks on my first ever dpns a week ago, got to the heel part and stopped in terror.;) So I just want to learn how to do heels properly!

annie1970 wrote
on Mar 29, 2012 5:57 AM

I have become fairly good at a basic cuff down sock, so I would like to move forward to toe up socks or socks with some kind of design element.

laurenkusa wrote
on Mar 29, 2012 1:28 AM

I want to try a toe up sock with stranded colorwork next.

Mariangello wrote
on Mar 29, 2012 12:13 AM

I want to be a master at kitchener stich, knitting toe up, and being able to turn a heel without constantly having a book in front of me!

can't wait to knit my 2nd pair of socks. so excited.

artistmaybe wrote
on Mar 28, 2012 11:51 PM

Maybe I should try magic loop two at a time socks.  The first time trying magic loop was a bit less then successful but maybe its worth a second try.

ruglyn wrote
on Mar 28, 2012 3:57 PM

I'd love to find patterns for socks with heals that are an insert. You remove them when worn out and knit in a new one. I'd rather knit than darn any day!

thebeilins wrote
on Mar 28, 2012 3:57 PM

I want to get up the nerve to try short row toes.

KathrynD wrote
on Mar 28, 2012 3:11 PM

I would like to master lace socks or toe up

nespo wrote
on Mar 28, 2012 11:08 AM

I just got my first set of interchangeable circulars & look forward to trying my hand at  Magic Loop.  

needleworker wrote
on Mar 28, 2012 8:43 AM

I haven't knit socks yet, but it's been on my "to do" list for over a year. I keep finding reasons to mput it off because it seems a little intimidating, especially the tiny needles! However, I recently joined a KAL with a prize deadline to give me the push I need to try it. I will be learning toe-up construction and cabling.

bjt118 wrote
on Mar 28, 2012 8:28 AM

I would like to master knitting cable socks both socks at the same time!!

chris@117 wrote
on Mar 27, 2012 9:57 PM

I need to work on getting socks to fit.  I've just started a pair of toe up socks on double pointed needles and I'll work one sock for a while and then the other.  I need to order a 47" circular so I can work on both at once.  I've tried this on 40" but there was not enough loop for comfort.

DebraF@9 wrote
on Mar 27, 2012 9:08 PM

I want to do a fair isle sock

TXann wrote
on Mar 27, 2012 8:06 PM

Magic Loop, two socks at a time.

SallyJ54 wrote
on Mar 27, 2012 7:21 PM

My goal is to be able to knit toe up socks using magic loop doing two socks at the same time. I have been trying to accomplish this for about the last three weeks and seem to get stuck on the short row toe method. I might become an experienced frogger because of it, but I am still determined to accomplish this method of making socks because I am not a quitter! Sally J.

PatF@17 wrote
on Mar 27, 2012 2:01 PM

The sock knitting technique that I would like to master is short row heel

CtownKnitter wrote
on Mar 27, 2012 1:37 PM

I love doing toe-up socks but I think it would be easier...better... if  I could master the Magic Loop.  I've tried a couple of times but always ended up with a twisted mess!  My OH wears a size 12 shoe and prefers wearing the socks I make him...he's type 2 diabetic and very careful about his feet.  He's also 6'3" and it takes so long to do a pair of socks one at a time.

cara_arnold wrote
on Mar 27, 2012 1:23 PM

I think I need to try two-at-a-time socks.  I suffer greatly from single sock syndrome!!

neeceecrisp wrote
on Mar 27, 2012 11:02 AM

i have not tried the toe up socks yet, so i will tackle it next

dayanak wrote
on Mar 27, 2012 10:43 AM

I want to master doing two socks at-a-time!

vettegirl53 wrote
on Mar 27, 2012 10:04 AM

I'd like to learn two-at-a-time toe up socks. I have a great ball of yarn that is coming to an end and that method would ensure that I'd be able to knit a pair.

Eileen MS wrote
on Mar 27, 2012 8:25 AM

Now there's some yummy yarn for socks.  I really want to start making socks for me for next winter!

noirem wrote
on Mar 27, 2012 5:52 AM

I want to try the tomato heels from the regular Sockupied.  I think it'll work better with stripy yarns.

Azpidistra wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 10:01 PM

Really, I want to learn to knit socks toes-down!  Which is ironic, as I'm planning to start with learning toe-up.  (Backwards, I know, what can I say?)

nickat wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 9:25 PM

I' d like to try a gusset and heal flap on a toe up sock.  I usually do a short row heal.

trock wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 9:04 PM

Argyle Socks!

tandreas6 wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 8:13 PM

I've done two pairs of socks so far - with a great pattern, look for "Spring Forward Socks" but now I want to try toe-up! There are so many intricate patterns for socks... it's hard to choose what to try next.

on Mar 26, 2012 7:00 PM

I have made a few pairs of socks and now that I have the hang of it I want to take on some challenges. Next steps...I will master toe-up socks.

icebebe wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 6:55 PM

I knit my socks toe-up but I would like to learn the traditional cuff-down method with good sizing as there are wonderful patterns are not written for toe-up.  Oooh, that Malabrigo is yummy looking!

permagrin wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 6:14 PM

I'm a new knitter so I haven't tried socks yet, but have a stash of sock yarn because I can't resist. I want to start with two at a time toe-up and just learned how to do magic loop on a water bottle cozy so I can use that technique when I get brave enough to try socks!

That Malabrigo is gorgeous!!

Robin@96 wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 6:07 PM

I'm afraid of the second sock syndrome.  I've been reading about it and it seems the only way to get past it is to try the 2 at a time method on 2 circular needles and two up of course.  I want to try some kilt stockings.

ctdaumer wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 4:08 PM

I'm new to the knitting world have yet to try creating a pair of socks.  I would love to learn the toe-up method first then a Victorian style stocking.  As soon as I get bored with my sweater project, I think this will be my next!

elainarenton wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 3:17 PM

I'd like to learn how to do two socks at the same time on circulars, magic loop if that's possible. So far, I've only done one pair on dpns, and I really don't like them. I've done other projects with magic loop, and really love it!

Natys wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 3:05 PM

I´d like to master the fair isle technique, it looks great so far but it takes for ever to make a row, and im always tense trying not to screw up the tension =P

I live in Argentina, i dont know if international entries are ok but anyway i wanted to say "im here" i have the previous 3 sockupied and i love them, is really a great bibliography.

Jennesia wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 2:53 PM

I would love to learn how to do Magic Loop. I do not like using DPNs so this seems like the obvious choice for me. That Malabrigo Sock is so b...e...a...utiful!!!

sweetie41 wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 2:12 PM

I need to learn toe-up next.  All of my socks have been top down so far...

angelaholm wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 1:49 PM

Magic Loop, absolutely!  I can use it for all sorts of applications!  It is next on my list of techniques to learn.

makeefe wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 1:29 PM

I want to improve the stranded knitting and mosaic when making socks.  I tend to carry the yarn too tightly, and then I end up with socks that are too tight.

colleen99 wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 1:26 PM

Currenly i knit socks using double points or Hiya Hiya 6in circulars, both toe up and top down.   I really enjoy knitting this way but I sure would love to try any of the other sock knitting techniques, like magic loop!

AnnetteM@9 wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 12:56 PM

I'd like to try two at a time on one or two circulars. Currently I knit socks using Magic Loop, working on both socks on separate needles to avoid the dreaded one sock syndrome.

lchustz wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 12:48 PM

I'm so new at this I would like to know how to get started on a pair of socks when knitting in the round.  I can use 4 double point needles but can't get the hang of starting to connect the circle with the round needles.

BrendaD@12 wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 12:43 PM

I would love to master the toe up socks...have done a lot of top down socks, but have yet to try the toe up.

SashTank wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 12:41 PM

My next sock knitting challenge is designing socks for myself - sized to fit my size 8 feet and plus-sized calves. Am reading a lot and planning to modify existing designs first, before branching out and designing my own socks.

MariaF@17 wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 11:08 AM

I have been knitting for 45 years. Fair isle is my weak area and on my "Learn How To" list. I learned to knit socks a few years ago and absolutely love it, trying a new technique with each pair. Now I want to learn fair isle!

nlitch wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 10:29 AM

I now have accumulated enough sock yarn and patterns that I'm going to create my very own Sock Club in order to work my way through it!

on Mar 26, 2012 10:01 AM

Two at a time to end the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome!  ;-o

IvyQ7 wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 9:55 AM

I'd love to try fair isle cuffs!

ruth56 wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 9:53 AM

I'd really like to figure out the magic loop.  I've tried to learn from a book, but I just can't get it.

-ruth

aersyarns wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 9:52 AM

I would like to try knitting two socks at a time with circular needles!  Always takes me forever to finish a pair on time with DPNs.

Luann24 wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 9:50 AM

i'll try toe-up again.

eileen-s wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 9:24 AM

I need to push myself to try an all-over pattern instead of sticking to stitch patterns that are even-steven.

mody wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 9:18 AM

I have recently finished some my first socks.  They were for my husband.  He loves the feel of how they fit.  I now want a pair.  So I would like to learn the magic loop so I could get both socks done at one time and hopefully they are the same size!

Donna@67 wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 8:46 AM

I would love to learn some color stranding in socks.  I've made several pair now so I think I'm ready for a new challenge.  Thanks for the chance to win.

apknapp wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 8:44 AM

I have some leftover partial skeins of sock yarn that I could alternate to make striped socks, but I have no idea how much I've got left, so I need to learn to make toe-up socks.  When the yarn runs out, the socks are done!

nicknac wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 8:21 AM

I'm keen to try any pattern that will knit self-striping yarn diagonally!

EllenD wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 8:20 AM

I'm going to try sideways knit socks as a challenge!

omsusanna wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 8:18 AM

I'd like to learn Toe Up with a nice little cable!

MyaLMG wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 7:52 AM

I'd like to learn to do argyle socks.

bauerle wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 7:47 AM

I only just finished my first pair of socks EVER this month and I LOVED knitting them!  I only attempted the top-down method but would love to learn the toe-up version!

khardee8 wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 7:39 AM

I just want to learn to knitt socks. They are something I've not tried yet.

birdspraise wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 7:38 AM

I've knitten a few pairs of socks, but don't con being ider myself to be any where close to beg a novice. Learning toe down would be wonderful. Then, I'd know that  they'd fit!!

ced6 wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 7:33 AM

Next up for me are socks with cables!

whittney00 wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 1:33 AM

I haven't learn to knit any socks yet! buts its very high on  my to-do list!! i would love to learn! probably easiest first!!

Mahere wrote
on Mar 26, 2012 12:48 AM

I am trying to learn to do 2 at a time on two circulars and want to learn mittens the stuffed(?) ones for my grandkids they love the snow

DeniseM@48 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 11:27 PM

i am teaching myself toe-up two-at-a time socks on one circular needle. I love the technique, but want to learn how to transition from "front" to "back without creating ladders --ugh!! also, a stretchier bind-off as i have larger calves!

cerafaery wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 11:25 PM

I want to learn how to actually make my socks fit.  I always hear comments about knitted socks fitting better than any store bought ones, but I just haven't managed it yet.

LaVieBoheme wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 11:07 PM

I think my next hurdle with socks would be knitting two at a time on DPNs.  I'm at that point with socks that I'd like a bit of a challenge, and that would DEFINITELY be it!  I've seen it done, and I basically get it. I've done double knitting, so it's pretty similar, but I'd love to be able to show that off in a circular situation. :-D

on Mar 25, 2012 10:38 PM

I'm making my first pair of socks.  I am using the magic loop, toe-up method.  I haven't knitted since I was a teenager .  I am enjoying the process very much!  I would love to learn how to knit some more difficult techniques, as I am limited in my skills. So far I just know the basics, garter stitch, stockinette stitch and cables.

Any help, or hints would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks so much.

StacyA wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 10:38 PM

I would like to learn the magic loop method or knitting on two circulars. I get so frustrated with the dpns that I never can make much progress.

Trippmead wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 10:11 PM

I'd love to learn how to avoid the ladders when switching between double pointed needles and/or how to do socks on two circular needles.

C. Ford wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 10:01 PM

I need to learn a super stretch bind off.

NancyH@5 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 9:56 PM

Want to learn the different heel types when knitting from the toe up especially Cat Bordhi's tomato heel

saftshe wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 9:55 PM

I've never attempted socks before, so why not go big with two at a time toe up!

LauraT@4 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 9:52 PM

I would like to learn to knit socks with an afterthought heel.

elliottmah wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 9:05 PM

I want to learn the magic loop technique, and also how to make and fit knee socks.

Sibyllinnea wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 8:59 PM

I am dying to master toe up socks! I have a few books, but haven't just sat down and pushed through the (for me) difficult start up. I can't wait to figure it out and be able to make longer socks and get the most out of each skein!

pmguenther wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 8:42 PM

I'm looking for a sock that will stay on my husband's feet at night. If I make them tighter, he's not comfortable. If they are bigger, they slide off. There must be a design that is comfortable, but stays put!

atreidesb wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 8:10 PM

Everything about toe-up socks: various cast-ons, bind-offs, heel types including afterthought, and fitting techniques.

langlade wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 7:43 PM

Socks are such a great way to learn and try new techniques. Unless they are totally terrible they are always wearable - even if you have to hide them. There's a pattern on Ravelry - "Rainbow Socks"  that uses short rows to do something amazing with self-striping yarn. You wouldn't recognize it at all. That's my next thing to learn and try. And Knit 1 Below socks!

fkicastillo wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 7:32 PM

toe upsies

deb1796 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 7:16 PM

Toe up for me!

LynnM@12 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 6:51 PM

I have just started my first pair of sock and am trying the two circular needle technique which I am loving... however, I have just gotten to the heel and....I must admit to being a little intimidated.  I need a good heel explanation.  Next stop Utube!

on Mar 25, 2012 6:40 PM

Being a novice knitter I'm not sure which sock is the easiest but after reading the comments, I think I would like to learn the toe up sock.

folkart705 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 6:30 PM

I would like to try toe up.

martyliv wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 5:45 PM

Toe up would be great!

on Mar 25, 2012 5:02 PM

I have trouble weaving in loose ends. Is there an easy way, that really works? Thanks, Jessie

on Mar 25, 2012 4:57 PM

Magic loop!

rosej2010 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 4:50 PM

Toe up please

on Mar 25, 2012 4:43 PM

I have never tried magic loop so that should be the next thing.

brightview wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 4:30 PM

I am working on my first pair of socks and I find it fascinating.  I used the Turkish cast on.  The worse part for me is the tangle when you first start.  I do plan to make another pair and think it will be easier.

HeidiG wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 4:22 PM

I would really like to master the Magic Loop sock knitting method.  I have tried it once before and got too discouraged.  And knitting socks with dpns is fine, but I don't like having to adjust the beginning of my round all the time to avoid the ladder-effect that can happen along the bottom of your socks.  I've never figured out any other way to avoid that either!  

GraceT@5 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 4:13 PM

Magic loop is next for me.  I understand the basic concept but got all flustered and twisted when I tried it last. I need to lock the cats out of the room and be patient with learning.

dogbaker wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 3:39 PM

lace socks,or a pattern like Lithuanian socks is the next sock skill I would like to try  

libra-s wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 3:33 PM

I'd love to master the magic loop. It's very fascinating!!

megz wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 2:54 PM

I like knitting socks toe up on double pointed needles best.  I've also used the magic loop and two at a time on one needle, but keep going back to double points.  I do like to have two sets of needles so I can knit both socks at the same time.  

PamF wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 2:46 PM

I have never knit sox and would like to learn the traveling loop technique -two at a time.

DawnaR wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 2:16 PM

I have been knitting socks for seven years now and I've knit all kinds of socks. I think that I would like to try mastering some vintage sock knitting. I have a few of Nancy Bush's books that have some beautiful vintage patterns and think they would be a fun challenge.

tmoswandel wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 1:56 PM

Looking for a good cast on for toe up socks.

sunreon wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 1:20 PM

The 4strand heelix from Double Heelix socks on Knitty. *_* They look so amazing.

Hummer15 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 1:19 PM

I am such a clutz! I would love to be able to  use the double pointed needles with a little more ease. I love knitting socks and  just had to have  a  couple of the Sockupied mags. Thanks  for all the good advice!

mommitta wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 1:08 PM

I would like to master toe up socks, two at a time, on one circular needle.

The toe-up method reduces waste yarn and less error when estimating yardage.  think about it. Instead of trying to estimate how much yarn to leave to complete the foot to the correct size when knitting cuff down socks, you knit the foot first in the toe-up version, so the foot is done.  Then you just turn the heel and knit till you run out of yarn,  Less waste!

Tami9120a wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 1:07 PM

I would like to knit two socks at a time....

on Mar 25, 2012 12:54 PM

Definitely want to learn how to do more with fair isle sock knitting. Socks like that are just beautiful!

Sasse wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 12:47 PM

Toe UP!

lisken wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 12:43 PM

As a long time knitter who has never actually attempted socks yet, i look forward to trying different techniques and finding out which ones i like best.

KarenM@60 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 12:16 PM

Knitting and chatting on the group thread for my current sock club, I was enabled to give two-at-a-time socks a go.  I'm going to start easy with plain-ish socks, toe up, magic loop, only one ball of yarn and heeding the great tip of having the centre yarn come out of the bottom of the yarn cake to stop tangling (it was tangling that always put me off the TAAT technique).

I'm also going to try a new afterthought heel technique after one of my knitting peeps commented on how crowded the needles get with 2 gussets on them.

kb (aknitontheside on Ravelry)

lavienm wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 12:05 PM

I'd like t do a smoother wrap and turn on short row heels. Mine either have a hole or look twisted.

CarolL@35 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 11:50 AM

I would like to learn Intarsia and use it in a sock!

Winema wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 11:38 AM

I would love to be able to do two at a time! Especially toe-up!

emily@95 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 11:11 AM

I have been wanting to try a short row heel, i some times have problems with picking up the gusset.  With this technique I would not have to.

foxtrotter wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 11:03 AM

I've seen a new-to-me Scandinavian sock technique I'd like to try. It's a geometric construction of a sock and looks really pretty!

tomboy1381 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 11:02 AM

Cool, I actually haven't knit any socks yet, I got the sockupied emag because it is something I want to learn.

eglerwiome wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 10:44 AM

I am working on the toe-up method!  Next battle will be 2 at a time!!

c00leen wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 10:04 AM

I've made LOTS of socks - I'm currently working up Anne Merrow's Up + Down Socks - using the toe-up method for the first time!  I want to master using dpns without having "ladders" show up between the needles!  Mostly, I would LOVE to win the sock yarn - especially the Malabrigo (which I've never tried)!  Pick me!  Pick me!  

knitknitty wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 10:02 AM

I'd love to try toe up socks.

Sherry Ogg wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 9:37 AM

I'd love to master the customized fit of a sock without "just going up a size":)

MicheleM@16 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 9:36 AM

I want to learn toe up socks.

luckyb4u wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 9:36 AM

I'd like to knit entrelac socks.

beloitrose wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 9:24 AM

i'd love to master two at a time toe up, so far i can only knit a solo sock

Winja wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 9:17 AM

This may not technically be a sock technique to most people, but I want to learn to do intarsia evenly so I can knit argyle socks!

tikibird wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 9:07 AM

Heels without holes!

Mendelice wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 9:05 AM

I need to learn 2 at a time toe up  -  or develop a taste for cousins as opposed to identical twins.

seasampler wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 8:55 AM

I want to learn 2 socks at the same time on magic loop

Vtbasket wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 8:29 AM

I would like to learn to do a smooth heel on a toe up sock.  Mine looks like a weird bump when it sticks out.

leighlellen wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 8:15 AM

I have learned the DPN techniques and would love to try Magic Loop!

SherrayS wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 8:14 AM

I'm currently on my second pair of socks and have only tried the top-down method. It took me years to get up the courage to try socks! Now I'd like to try toe-up and two-at-a-time on circs.

davidw1226 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 8:10 AM

I want to master two at a time toe up socks on two circular needles.

CarolH@30 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 7:40 AM

I've got dpn's, magic loop and top down socks down.  It's time for learning toe-up techniques.

berry149 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 7:39 AM

I'm looking forward to trying magic loop!

on Mar 25, 2012 7:24 AM

I love to knit socks. What I don't like are knitting the heels. I would like to learn the fastest,easiest,smoothest looking heel method available.

EmilysMommy wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 6:34 AM

I'd like to try two at a time socks, toe up. Then I'll have no "second sock" issue, I hate second sleeves so knit them two at a time :)

jrb6284 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 5:55 AM

I've been knitting for a very long time and this is my first attempt at knitting socks.  I'm working on a pair of toe up socks, using two circular needles.  So far, so good. I'm a little sorry I didn't start two at a time.  I'm not the most patient knitter and I think I'd like to be finished with both socks at the same time!  Next pair.

linlal wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 4:25 AM

Never having knit socks, it would be a pre-beginner technique I'd be looking for.

on Mar 25, 2012 4:03 AM

I want to learn two at a time socks. That way when you're finished you have two perfectly matched!

Galatina wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 3:38 AM

fair isle - love colours but never quite get it right.

Slameador wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 2:57 AM

I want to try all six toe up castors and perfect my naive gusset.

katyl16 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 1:26 AM

learning how to make the long knee high victorian socks... while still looking nice. and learning how to do patterns with it.

Rachelinblue wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 12:44 AM

Socks are currently my very favorite thing to knit! Toe up, cuff down, dpn or circular! As long as it it a beautiful pattern, I'll try it!

DanicaK wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 12:36 AM

Magic loop for sure! Dealing with the double points is pretty frustrating.

JWilla wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 12:25 AM

I'd like to try the two at a time technique, so the'll both be done at once. I've only made one pair of socks, after knitting for about 50 years, and I love them!

janejungle wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 12:22 AM

My daughter is asking for socks that come over her knees! so Authentic Victorian stockings sound like a great challenge.

on Mar 25, 2012 12:02 AM

Intarsia is the next technique I'm interested in.  Fair Isle is a favorite of mine already.  I am also intrigued by entrelac and need to get going on learning that technique.  And how about Peruvian knitting...so cool!

jka100 wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 12:01 AM

I recently started knitting and am tackling my first pair of socks using DPNs. If I make it thru this pair, I would love to learn how to knit two at a time and maybe try striping on the next attempt.

Tdorminey wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:21 PM

My Goal?  To find a heel-flap heel that is as easy to do as a short-row heel, but looks as elegant as any heel-flap heel.

oldamiture wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:29 PM

After knitting for over 25 years, I would finally like to attempt socks.  

on Mar 24, 2012 10:20 PM

I love making socks, I have made 68 pair, all top down. Many different patterns but all top down. I would like to attempt and then master , toe up socks.

janquito wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:05 PM

I would like to master making socks. I've never done it; am one of those chickens! So, any mastery would be good for me.

on Mar 24, 2012 9:55 PM

I'd like to learn the magic loop method, since I've seen so many patterns I'd like to knit using this method.  

on Mar 24, 2012 9:53 PM

I'd like to try and toe up method.

vickelynn wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:51 PM

I would love to learn how to make toe socks where you actually knit up all five toes!  That would be so cool for me.  I haven't been able to find a simple pattern to make these so it would be great!

on Mar 24, 2012 9:38 PM

I've never tried knitting socks from the toe up, so that's something I'd like to learn

Kathy Adams wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:37 PM

I just learned to knit socks this year.  So far I have made 4 1/2 pairs.  I am fascinated by the self striping yarns and knitting socks has become an obsession.  I would like to learn to knit socks w/ a break between the big toe & the other 4 toes very much like the Japanese tabis.

Sharrylee wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:36 PM

I need to understand the sizing of toe up socks so that they aren't too long!

ToomanyUFOs wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:34 PM

I think learning to knit on double pointed needles without pulling holes where the next stitch is on another needle would be a triumph.

emmer97006 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:27 PM

top ups would be new to me, but what i really want is to gain control of instep fit. i have not seen patteerns for what i have in readymade sox, which is a ribbing which wraps around the instep, giving improved fit and reducing the slide of sox between feet and shoes.

Wolverton wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:24 PM

I'd love to learn the magic loop.

:)

lilyredcloud wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:19 PM

I loved learning to knit socks but they seemed so precious when I was done that I can't bare to wear them!  Walk on my knitting?  NEVER!

SHANNONH@10 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:16 PM

I would love to do some lace work.

lameydoofus wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:13 PM

I what to master te sock in a sock teqnique. I usually get tired of the pattern  half way through the second sock.

candlie wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:58 PM

I used to knit socks many years ago when we raised our own sheep.  I think I would be a bit rusty now but I would like to find out about the magic loop method and how to knit two socks at one time.  I never, ever win anything.

mb2355 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:43 PM

Prep for replaceable toes and heels.

chief2 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:28 PM

I have only done one pair of socks so I need to learn EVERYTHING!

SoPark wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:13 PM

As I have never knitted socks before, I would like to learn the most basic sock.

dragonracer3 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:12 PM

I'd like to learn the patience that so many sock knitters seem to have with those itty bitty stitches. I'm still learning to understand the patterns.. I can crochet but knitting is still a bit of a stretch for me.

Carlyflower wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:05 PM

I'd like to knit some lace socks without giving up halfway through because they take so long...

digivix wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 7:36 PM

I want to master to master knitting two socks at once..maybe that way they will be uniform :)

on Mar 24, 2012 7:17 PM

I'd like to master the finish-the-socks-you-start technique!

Bell ringer wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 7:15 PM

My next sock self-challenge is 2 at a time. I'm a 2 circulars sock knitter, both toe up and top down and am a Cat B fan so sweet tomato heel is also on my list...jj

robineggs70 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 7:09 PM

well, actually, I'm totally new to knitting... I've tried using dpn's (I'd say I'm pretty good if I even know what DPN means), but I think the "easy" pattern I was using was too hard for me... I'd just like to learn how to use them without getting the needles confused... maybe with an even easier pattern :)

MiriamO wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 7:03 PM

I want to master the Magic Loop method of knitting socks.  I also want to try knitting two socks at the same time.

fasterknits wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 6:57 PM

I would like to learn the magic loop method of sock knitting.

DeniseS@55 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 6:56 PM

The intimidation of heel-turning kept me at bay for about a year before I finally dove into the sock

knitting pool and found out as with most things that are dreaded, fear totally unwarranted.  However,

there are always mountains to climb, dragons to slay.  Took me a while to attempt a toe-up short-row sock.  What joy!  How simple!    Magic loop and the afterthought heel are my next  challenges.  Not intimidated any longer.  Just procrastinating.  Yummy new sock yarn?  Perfect motivation.

Joleen Knits wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 6:54 PM

Actually have two, argyle socks and Victorian, with argyle a high priority.

Arj wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 6:52 PM

I have some yarn all ready I now just need to start to make my first pair of socks. I want to try toe up as I think I will get a better fit. Why is it so scary to start?

Alison UK

on Mar 24, 2012 6:51 PM

Having knitted toe up socks and cuff down and found it exciting I would now like to master the magic loop method, of course and also two at a time.  Ambitious.

yarnbasket wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 6:43 PM

I would love to master toe up socks, then go for 2 at a time!

ggranjudy wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 6:15 PM

I'm finally confident with a plain sock, toe up or top down with a flap heel. Next I want to master a short row heel that fits me. Love those contrasting toes &heels.

sgressman wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 6:15 PM

I really need to master short row heels, despite my best intentions mine always look loopy and sloppy!

on Mar 24, 2012 6:05 PM

I would like to master knitting socks, any socks.    I tried making a pair when I first started knitting, and it was a disaster. Now I know how to knit in the round, but that first failure still sticks in my mind.

maryannbn wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 6:03 PM

I want to knit two socks at the same time, one inside each other!  I can do two on two circulars and I love having them the same length

Laura wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 5:54 PM

I would like to make classic argyle socks. Thanks for having the giveaway!

Deborah@35 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 5:54 PM

My next attempt at socks will be magic loop - have tried 2 socks, top down on two circulars but not the magic loop....working up the courage!

cindymoss wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 5:39 PM

I have tried the two at a time socks made on one circular needle, great. But how do I avoid the ''ladder effect'' from not being able to 'move stitches on a needle' as I do when on dpns? Is there another 2 at a time method?

cynthia. UK

amimaus wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 5:35 PM

It's so easy ...I learned it in school in Germany, but had forgotten some of it, until my German friend recapped it for me over the phone....I have knitted 7 pairs in the last 3 weeks....:)

btoelkes wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 5:34 PM

I want to learn to knit both socks at once.

shanacorrin wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 5:25 PM

I want to master knitting...a sock!  I've never even tried sock knitting.  I've been knitting since 2008, but I've been too scared to try.  I'll bet if I had some pretty sock yarn, though, I'd get my behind in gear and give it a go.

on Mar 24, 2012 5:18 PM

I want to master the two at a time toe up socks.

Jena Molina wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 5:18 PM

I would like to master top-down with a grafted toe, using a magic loop. Why not toe up? Because I have patterns for top-down socks that I love. But that Kitchener stitch, ugh, that's what I need to conquer!

Lee@11 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 5:16 PM

A tradition at our house for Christmas is everyone gets a pair of handknit socks.

That includes sons daughters granddkids boyfriends girlfriends uncles and great grandbabies. Lots of socks!!

Lots of patterns

I would love to learn the two at a time , one inside the other just for fun

MonicaG@4 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 5:08 PM

I would love to learn how to make 2 at a time, also the 2 circulars thing, intriguing but seems complicated.

cburns135 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 5:05 PM

I would like to try the Magic Loop method. But the toe up method is fascinating too.

Really like the color of that skein of Malabrigo Sock yarn!

on Mar 24, 2012 5:03 PM

I really would like to learn how to make socks- I love the idea but they seem a bit intimidating. The yarn looks luscious.

GaleLG wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 4:50 PM

Crocheted toe-up socks would be my most wanted to learn.  Thank you.

Gale

nursedragon wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 4:50 PM

I want to master fair isle technique, so I can create mad, bad and dangerous-to-know toe-up Turkish-style socks with dazzling color and mind-boggling designs - something to casually show off at the next Spin Off Autumn Retreat!

chimellie wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 4:43 PM

I need to learn how to patch holes in socks, or even how to make doubled or reinforced soles. Thanks so much!

merty wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 4:42 PM

Two socks on a one needle would be my next endeavour! Love Ann Budd books for instructions.Love the Malabrigo Sock yarn - amazing colours:)

on Mar 24, 2012 4:35 PM

I want to learn to make Argyle socks. I don't yet know how to change color in between

sscott17 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 4:35 PM

I would like to master the magic loop method.

glaysia wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 4:32 PM

Toe up sock patterns with an hourglass or short row heel are the easiest by far sock patterns you can find and do. My favorite is the Regia lace top toe up pattern.

SueK@3 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 4:16 PM

Toe Up!  I NEED to learn the toe up method.   Then I can try the sock on as I knit.

americanmiro wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 4:13 PM

I am working on my first pair of socks, and I've already learned several new techniques: the Turkish cast on (love it! seam free toes), short rows, and cabling with out a cable needle. I don't even know what I would try next!

greyowl wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 4:03 PM

I would love to learn the toe up method of making socks!

BevH wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 3:58 PM

The short row tomato heel.

rcreid wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 3:50 PM

The toe up

yarnshopper wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 3:49 PM

Judy's Magic Cast-on (for seamless toe-up socks): www.persistentillusion.com/.../magic-cast-on-2

lrexford wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 3:47 PM

Short row toes!

Laurel Rexford

Ce53 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 3:42 PM

I'd like to try some toe-up socks next.

DeirdreM wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 3:33 PM

I want to learn sole stitches for hard wear.

goosefairy wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 3:30 PM

I want to learn how to do two socks on two circular needles. I'd also love to learn how to do the two socks at one time - one inside the other - mainly for the shock value!

Peachie12 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 3:23 PM

I have not knitted any socks yet.  That's on my list - learn to and knit socks.  Thanks!

on Mar 24, 2012 3:18 PM

I MUST learn toe-up techniques next!

on Mar 24, 2012 3:15 PM

I would love to learn more about magic loop. thank you

ConnieR wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 3:13 PM

I would like to knit toe up socks, learn to knit socks with two circular  needles or one long one, and master the kirchener stitch.

on Mar 24, 2012 3:07 PM

I want to learn how to knit socks.  I have knitted a couple of Christmas stockings.

Slevine13 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:59 PM

I taught myself to knit just so I could knit socks! would really like to learn the Magic Loop. Two socks at once! YAY!

J Donaldson wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:59 PM

I love doing magic loop toe up socks, but haven't been brave enough to try using more than 1 color.  I want to learn to knit more than 1 color in the round

JenniferM@4 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:58 PM

I've yet to try a two colored sock - many beautiful stranded knitting patterns out there...

mountyjoy wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:55 PM

I don't know if knitting knee socks is a "sock knitting technique", but that is what's next on my list of projects - knee socks (boot socks?) to fit my tall, slender, long-legged daughter.  And I'll need to add elastic at the top.  At the moment, I have no idea how to do that or what to get and where to get it!  Help!

newsitian wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:50 PM

I've been doing the super stetchy bind off.  I would like to see if I can incorporate any type of picot edging into this.

MargaretK@9 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:36 PM

I want to try after thought heels but I'd like to try a version that was padded so they will last longer.

Carol@45 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:31 PM

Toe-up socks are next on my sock knitting agenda!

liljpnimpt wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:26 PM

I want to try two at a time on twin cable needles next!

on Mar 24, 2012 2:24 PM

I would like to learn more about magic loop socks.

NancyL@13 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:19 PM

I've tried top down, toe up, colour work, lace - generally prefer to knit 2 at a time on 2 circular needles. Next I want to try spiral hel socks (knitty - knitty.com/.../PATTdoubleheelix.php) which should be interesting as colour alternates between each sock

Still find I need to take heel construction on faith and hope the pattern is well written as I blindly proced step by step until I miraculously end up with heels

lert wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:18 PM

I'd like to learn two at a time!

MarcieR wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:14 PM

I have a neuropathy which incongruously renders my legs below the knees numb while at the same time subjects them to frequent, severe shooting pain. I have found great comfort in wearing hand knit socks, but alas and alack I don’t seem to be able to knit them fast enough to meet my desire to wear them every day. So, I would love to learn to knit two at a time from the toe up. And why, you ask, do I want to knit them from the toe up. It’s quite simple really, I want to be able to knit the cuff as high as possible in order to extend that wonderful "feeling of warmth” afforded by hand knit socks.

eng.tatter wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:12 PM

As a relative new sock knitters (completed 1pair and 4 sample socks) I am interested in starting to use pattern stitches.  I particularly like cables. I like the sweet tomato heel and would like to experiment with different types so soles.  So much to learn!!

SueM@22 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:11 PM

I would like  to learn the toe-up method of sock knitting - I have always used cuff-down for socks - and that is over 50 years of knitting!

Cathy McCabe wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:11 PM

Victorian stockings sounds great. Really I would like to master finishing an inticate sock I started years ago !

sarahsnail wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:10 PM

Two at once, one inside the other sounds interesting.

herts2laf wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:06 PM

I learned how to knit by making socks, but have never knit toe up socks.

HereKitty_2 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:05 PM

Next for me is to learn to cable without a cable needle!  I always knit 2 sock on 2 circular needles and since I knit pretty tight I'm always afraid of losing a stitch if I tried cables without the cable needle.  I MUST get over this fear!

colorsfp wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 2:00 PM

These would be be my first socks, I might have to try knitting two at once so I keep the same tension.

sross001 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:58 PM

I have knit one pair of toe-up but would certainly like to master this technique by practicing it some more.

melonkelli wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:55 PM

I want to try toe-up socks.

cbugmcc wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:48 PM

I have not tried top-up socks yet!

Logcabbin wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:47 PM

I'd like to try the toe up technique, and maybe a pair of knee socks.

on Mar 24, 2012 1:45 PM

Better heels - there are so many different ones yet mine are still a trial.

perryl wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:39 PM

My next method ... toe up, of course!

sbergeron00 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:38 PM

I love knitting socks! I have on my wish list a project to do some over the knee stockings. Still just dreaming about them. I seem to run out of steam --I love doing the foot part of the socks- I start toe up but then... I get to the ankle and just do a basic cuff bind off and get to the second sock before my interest wanes. I need to have a challenging pattern (not too challenging) to memorize and make a lovely take along project!

nadj wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:24 PM

I'd like to learn how to do patterns with heel flaps while knitting in magic loop two-at-a-time! I've had bad experiences taking one sock off the needle, doing the flaps one-at-a-time, and then getting all confused when trying to get them back on the needle together again!

Ella wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:23 PM

Want to learn/understand toe-up sock knitting made with a neat and tidy toe-up cast on using dpn's.  My attempts so far have been totally laughable!

casaknitter wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:14 PM

i would love to learn how to do toe-up socks

EnidB@2 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:14 PM

I've mastered the toe-up sock, but need to learn to do two-at-a-time. I imagine I'll end up with a rat's nest of yarn after a few rounds.

callmeRuth wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:14 PM

I'd like to learn to do two socks at once on two circular needles. I tried it one time and ended up with a tangled mess of yarn.  Surely there's a way to do it without the tangles, but I'm scared to try again.  :)

wetfeet2 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:12 PM

I want to learn arch shaped feet.

davoli82 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:11 PM

I would love to learn an easy toe up cast on method on DPNs so that I could end the cuff when my yarn ends so I wouldn't have so much leftover yarn! I just can't seem to get it.

penelope223 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:08 PM

I would like to learn how to knit socks with the " magic- loop" technique.

annejlee23 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:06 PM

I want to become more proficient at starting  toe-up socks and do a better job with achieving a firm but stretchy bind-off.

stampurr wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:06 PM

I have tried making socks twice with two different methods.  I currently have two, unmatching, 2 unfinished socks.  I think toe up two at a time is my answer, but I simply can't wrap my brain around the details.

Carneyes wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:05 PM

Love knitting and knitting sock.  Would love to win.

Elaine

PhyllisO@2 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:02 PM

I have always knitted socks from the top down.  I would like to learn how to knit a sock from the toe up, now.  I could then end my sock's cuff at the point where I run out of yarn.  

pladle wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:00 PM

I would like to master the "Magic loop method" I tried it with wosted weight yarn and large old needles. It was so awkward  and cumbersome and I had worse "ladders" than I've ever had with dpn's perhaps the needle is not flexible enough. Moving the work from the back and forth from the tips is where the awkward comes in. I realize I need to buy a new up-to-date needle. Need to decide what size would get the most use.

p.s. What are authentic Victorian Stockings? BTW, I love your Simply Sockupied knit along.

scrappervern wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:58 PM

Not sure if this counts as a technique but I would love to knit a pair of toe up argyle socks.

SusanE@43 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:55 PM

I want to learn how to make toe-up socks that fit an extra-large heel.

EllenF@4 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:54 PM

I haven't knit more that booties, and have tried to make 2 at a time but failed since only one lesson and no follow up.  SO I want to master making 2 socks at a time from the toe up so I can be sure they fit me well. I have been given gorgeous cashmere yarn but am afraid to ruin it in feeble attempts.  

JulieB@69 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:53 PM

2 at a time, 1 inside the other! :)

jeanurban wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:48 PM

I would love to learn how to knit two socks at once.  Hellp!

carolmahnke wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:47 PM

I'd like to learn  how to use the magic loop to knit socks and I would love to win this yarn to use to learn it.

PeggyR@3 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:46 PM

For 2 reasons, I would love to learn how to make toe up socks.  My feet are on the small side, for one reason.  The other reason is that I live further up North, and would like to make a knee-length sock from some of these patterns, without wasting any of the yarn.  Thank you for the giveaway!!  It will be put to good use!!

FeliseA wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:42 PM

I purchased themSimply Sockupied via an IPad app - my problem is i cant print any of the pdf patterns form the IPad - do i have repurchase for my pc to be able to gain printable patterns?

BeverlyH wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:40 PM

I would like to learn knitting two socks at once.

haviland wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:40 PM

I want to learn to do short row heels with the two at a time toe up method.

Carol Urban wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:38 PM

I'd like to learn the toe-up way to knit socks.  I've always made them cuff side down.

on Mar 24, 2012 12:37 PM

Stranded socks  and magic loop for me!

phyll wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:36 PM

I would love to learn how to do a short row heel that doesn't have holes in it. I have a terrible time with short rows.

mrsbknits wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:35 PM

I love knee-hi socks and would like to learn better shpaing techniques so my knee his stay knee high

silverlocs wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:34 PM

I would love to learn the magic loop.

on Mar 24, 2012 12:33 PM

I would like to master the toe up sock.

SusanB@28 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:27 PM

I want to learn to do toe up socks and an afterthought heel.

on Mar 24, 2012 12:27 PM

I want to learn Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato Heel.

janetwest wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:22 PM

I would like to try knitting two socks at a time. No more second sock syndrome for me!

on Mar 24, 2012 12:17 PM

I've mastered two at a time top down so how about  two at a time toe up.

fairybe7 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:17 PM

I'm starting a pair of fair-isle knee high socks that are toe-up. I haven't done this way before, and I'm looking forward to the challenge!

on Mar 24, 2012 12:14 PM

I've always been afraid of the toe-up sock technique because the short row heel seems very daunting.  This is my big project to overcome this year! :)

bshipper wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:12 PM

I want to do color work in toe ups using the method inwendy Johnson's books, I love the heels!

taelir wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:11 PM

Two-at-a-time on magic loop is what I want (read:need) to learn next! I really should work on my shaping too...thank goodness for Cookie A and her wonderful books :)

pbeary wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:08 PM

toe up, magic loop haven't tried doing socks yet but it sounds like a great challenge

aprilfool wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:01 PM

Toe up, magic loop - if you please.  Sock yarns are so yummy!

emilymcrae wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:59 AM

Definitely need to master the magic loop and toe-up.  I've done many top down, and while it works fine, new techniques are what makes knitting interesting!  

kellyd@24 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:58 AM

I want to get better at toe-up socks--specifically, finding a better way to gauge foot-length so that the socks I think are going to be mine don't end up fitting my husband.  

Another sock knitting goal - exploring different toe on top-down socks that is less likely to wear out against my calloused big toes.

Ruth@7 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:58 AM

Oh and I also want to do the knit one inside the other at the same time trick from _War and Peace_ (I just got a pattern that i *think* does it).

fhmusic08 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:58 AM

I want to work on my toe-ups, so they're just as good as mu cuff-down socks!

cashgorad wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:56 AM

i keep telling myself the next pair will be toe-up & i keep chickening out.  i know i can do it if i just set my mind to it.

ZoyaF wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:55 AM

I love knitting socks and my favorite method is toe up, magic loop (this is the way I learned to knit socks).  I'd really love to learn to knit fairisle socks and traditional Turkish socks. I generally knit short row heels but I'm interested in other heel techniques as well.  I know that you must be extra careful so the carry strands still allow stretch. Another desire is to learn the perfect cast-on for top town socks.  I still haven't found an attractive and yet stretchy method..

on Mar 24, 2012 11:55 AM

I want to master the toe-up method.  I also want to learn to knit socks with absolutely no seams, no binding or rough edges.

janielaurel wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:49 AM

Toe-up magic loop. The cast-on drives me crazy, but knitting toe-up is so logical and offers so many aids for sock knitters. Like trying on the socks as you're knitting, or not having to worry about how much yarn you have left for the cuffs. I just really want to master this technique :)

ravalli wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:48 AM

I would like to learn the magic loop method and toe up.  I have made many socks, but not using either of these methods.

Taterssalad wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:47 AM

I only know one pattern for socks and would like to learn more so I could knit a variety.

silverlocs wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:46 AM

Hi, my name is Dottie, this is my most favorite site on line an my biggest fear is starting a pair of socks toe up, love you all, God speed.

                                         Thank YOU

mountyjoy wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:45 AM

I don't know if knitting knee socks is a "sock knitting technique", but that is what's next on my list of projects - knee socks (boot socks?) to fit my tall, slender, long-legged daughter.  And I'll need to add elastic at the top.  At the moment, I have no idea how to do that or what to get and where to get it!  Help!

beadness wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:45 AM

I recently purchased Cat Bordhi's new e-book, Sweet Tomato Heels. My first pair came out well but I think I can refine the fit even more. I'd love to see a KAL using this method

on Mar 24, 2012 11:43 AM

The only heel I've completed successfully was a short row heel, but I would like to learn new heel construction techniques particularly the more popular ones.

vstarrider wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:40 AM

I would like to learn anything about making socks, as I have never attempted to make any. Maybe the toe-up method to start?

itsajfred wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:38 AM

I would love to join a knit along and learn from these fabulous knitters

on Mar 24, 2012 11:36 AM

I'd like to learn how to make socks from the toe up, and how to use the magic loop method.  

Mieli wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:31 AM

I have only knitted one pair of socks so far.  They were too big for me, so I need to learn how to measure better.  The person I gave them to was happy to accept them, but I want socks for myself, too.

clumbermom wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:30 AM

Next up for me is toe up construction, preferably two socks at once.

on Mar 24, 2012 11:30 AM

magic loop has stymied me so far and i'd like to master it , so that i don't just say uhhhh.

NancyG@4 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:27 AM

I love the freshness of design in sock-knitting patterns (and love to use them for hand-coverings as well!).

on Mar 24, 2012 11:22 AM

I want to learn socks - toe up - with magic loop!

nomi wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:19 AM

I'm trying to knit Marlowe Crawford's Pyroclastic socks from Knitty.com - the shaped arch is intriguing. I seem to have messed up though as the sock is getting wider and wider. Hopefully it's me and not the pattern.

CathyB@14 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:18 AM

I want to try a pattern with twisted stitches that travel up and down the leg/foot.  I guess that's not really a technique peculiar to socks but still one I've never tried. I've done toe up, top down, magic loop, two circs, DPN's, multi-colors, cables.  Thanks for the opportunity.

on Mar 24, 2012 11:15 AM

I was just gifted a bunch of double point needles. I've never made a pair of socks but am so eager to learn. I love wearing things I made, but I have too many sweaters at this point! I would love a drawer full of socks I made.

spikeychic wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:14 AM

I've been wanting to try the magic loop and making two socks at a time. I have never had same sock syndrome but I get so excited to wear them that making them at the same time would be even better. I love using the circular needles since my work doesn't get to messy when being tossed about in my bag while waiting on kids.

Jeanxo wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:09 AM

I have been wanting to learn two at a time, toe up socks. This would be the perfect motivation to start!!!!

Sandi Rustie wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:07 AM

The technique that I would like to master is doing two socks at the same time on one circular needle.  I've tried it once and I was okay as long as it was two different colors of yarn.

Sandi Hughes

srustie@aol.com

MamaDeeDee wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:06 AM

*grin*  I'd just like to learn to knit socks!!!

joallmond wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:05 AM

I have heard that there is a technique to actually knit two socks at a time in such a manner that one sock is inside the other when thay are finished.  I have not been able to find anything that discusses/describes this technique and I would sure like to know it.  When I've finished the first sock, sometimes I have a problem getting to the second sock.  I can't imagine the joy of finishing both socks at the same time.

ennadoolf wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:03 AM

I'd like to learn magic loop for socks!  It sounds like a great technique to learn!

DebbyB@9 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:03 AM

I knit socks all the time, but have never tried toe-up.  I think I want to give it a try sometime this year.  It would definitely make better use of a skein of sock yarn.

kathiediev wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:02 AM

I'm loving my use of 9" circulars to do my socks! I'd like to master knitting two at a time, inside each other.

sbalderree wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:02 AM

I am working my way through Cat Bordhi's sock books.  I love that she thinks outside the box.  Eventhough I may never be able to call these techniques up from memory, I keep coming back to them.  I have her new book, too, and her new heel is my next sock challenge.  Too many knitting patterns in the que, not enough time to knit!  So goes life.

k26lim wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:01 AM

I would love to learn more about toe-up socks.  Tried it once but came out funny..

ariadani wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:59 AM

I'm still mastering 2-at-a-time socks, but it has made my life so much easier! I would like to be able to do 2-colors-2-at-a-time next, but honestly I should just go for being able to get a pair done in a decent amount of time, rather than it taking 6 months a pair. Practice makes perfect?

jpusel wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:57 AM

Magic loop

Ccez wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:57 AM

I have just started to learn how to knit socks on dp  I would like to also learn on circulars and the toe up method. Having so much fun. Never new socks were so great

kathiediev wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:57 AM

I've gotten the hang of top down, but would like to try toe up next. This is addicting!

on Mar 24, 2012 10:56 AM

The  "War and Peace"  method intrigues me, despite having developed  my own design for socks that adapts to any size.

Dunedin Farm wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:56 AM

I love making socks!! After conquering toe up socks using the Magic Loop method, I am eager to learn how to do toe-up socks using circulars so I can do both socks at the same time.

PeggyC@15 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:56 AM

Oh, it's got to be toe-up That way I don't waste any yarn and can make the socks just the right height.

ENDEAVER wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:55 AM

I have completed 4 pairs of socks on DPNS, and I just signed up for a class on toe-up on magic needles. Excited to try!

rblakeney wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:55 AM

I'm looking for instructions for toe-up 2-in-1 socks, preferably video but at least a clear photo tutorial.

Before that, though, I"ll be tackling DPNs. I enjoy magic loop 2-at-a-time but have yet to master DPNs. I have the needles and will be swatching in the next week or so!

bmcninch wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:52 AM

Toe up, I don't know why I haven't tried them yet, but I am so ready to start in the other direction.

rblakeney wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:52 AM

I've been looking for some clear instructions on how to do toe-up 2-in-1 socks (double knit). There are some good tutorials out there for cuff-down, but I'm a toe-up girl all the way. Sooner or later, I'll dive in and figure it out!

Oh, but before that, I'm going to tackle toe-up socks with double-pointed needles. I use magic loop and enjoy 2-at-a-time using magic loop, but I do want to learn how to use the DPNs. I have the needles and the yarn and will be swatching in the next week or so. Wish me luck!

lisbet2 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:45 AM

I've just mastered toe-up two at a time...now for the magic loop method!

Rowingj wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:44 AM

I want to give toe-up socks a whirl, even though I enjoy the heel flap and gusset work of cuff-down socks.

Then onto the magic loop, and then the two-at-a-time! I love knitting socks for my wee nieces and nephews!

gerkat0810 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:43 AM

I'm fairly new to knitting socks and have only used dpn, would like to learn 2 - circular needle method.

lhlisastitch wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:42 AM

This may sound ridiculous, but I'd like to learn to do socks on dpns.  I learned to do socks on one long circular needle, and I'd like to learn to do them the way they were originally done.

dizzydee wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:40 AM

I'd like to master 2-at-a-time socks!  I watch my friend knit them and it looks so easy and yet when I tried I get all tangled.  My version is two at a time (on different needles!)

knitkai wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:40 AM

magic loop

MarthaD@6 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:39 AM

I love knitting toe up socks,  but I have only tied a couple of ways to construct the heal,  I would like to get better at heals.  Right know I am knitting "Hwaet" by Sangrine Griffon

csfelde wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:35 AM

I'd love to master two-at-a-time socks. I can knit intricate cabled and stranded socks with little trouble, but for some reason two-at-a-time just eludes me!

rv.espinosa wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:34 AM

Toe up socks!

KarenS@6 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:34 AM

I'm still using dps to knit socks, so I want to learn the 2-circular needle method. Thanks for entering me in to your contest!!

Karen Schneider

aprilfool@charter.net

Vicki@79 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:34 AM

I have all the Sockupied issues and am still waiting to knit a pair of socks - I'd like to do them toe-up 2-at-a-time with magic loop - is that too much to handle all at once?

Vicki

Remincin wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:33 AM

I've only knit a Christmas (yes, single) stocking.  It sparked the questions "how would I get one to shape to a real foot?" and "could I get two socks to really match?" and "what if I want the socks a little longer, wouldn't I need to work toe up?". I haven't taken the dive yet...but seeing this new forum looks like a great place for answers! So, I'd like techniques to get started on the...you know, correctly.

clooniff wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:33 AM

I haven't made socks in Years.  Time to make some!

ebysarah wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:32 AM

I've never tried sock knitting, I'm a little nervous about making a match set. But I keep looking at those beautiful, long Victorian lacy socks with envy. One day I need to put the fear aside and jump in.

katbyrd wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:32 AM

I'd like to perfect a technique for doing heel flaps instead of short row heels on a sock loom.  I've worked out one way, but it is still too fiddly to be enjoyable.

Willow1 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:27 AM

Magic loop, two at a time.

claybud wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:25 AM

Toe up socks.

refalk wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:22 AM

I would like to learn to do toe up, 2 at a time so that I end up with a matching pair at the same time

PCMomwad wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:20 AM

I'm game for any new techniques, especially if they make the toe and heel knit quicker.

geoffalissa wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:20 AM

Just turned the heel on my first pair of socks--cuff down, 2 on same magic loop.  would like to try toe up next.

on Mar 24, 2012 10:19 AM

I've have knitted socks in every way I know possible. What I haven't yet down is to knit multi-colored socks.  With your help, I think I'll try to start making and wearing multi-colored socks.

Scop wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:19 AM

There is a pattern called Caspian Sea in one of the ebooks I would like to learn how to knit.

on Mar 24, 2012 10:19 AM

I love sock knitting

LauraN@28 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:19 AM

Toe up socks are at the top of my list to learn.

atejen wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:19 AM

I would love to master knitting 2 socks at a time using the magic loop.SSS ( second sock syndrome ) is not fun at all. I was cured from it when I discovered the magic loop.

CarolineW wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:18 AM

Toe-up knee socks

on Mar 24, 2012 10:16 AM

I love sock knitting

rcordrey wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:16 AM

I want to learn to do socks two at a time so I don't have to worry about matching length or number of rows for the foot or leg.

Foxydog49 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:16 AM

I need to improve on short rows on the heel turn

SueH@6 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:15 AM

My next challenge is a reticulated pattern!

CharlotteD@9 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:11 AM

I'd love to figure out toe up socks next.

woodchip wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:11 AM

All I've knit so far is one tiny pair of toe-up magic loop baby socks in a class a few years ago. I haven't had enough practice with any of the methods yet to say I've learned them, so will need to start from scratch!

Abyquilts wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:10 AM

Magic Loop for cuff-down and then a toe up try.  

N.T wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:09 AM

I would like to master reinforcing so that the soles do not wear out!

sheilakay wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:09 AM

I would like to learn to knit with 2 circulars.  I have knitted socks wothj DPNs anad have used Magic Loop for other types of projects.  

snow76 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:07 AM

Anxious to try toe-up socks!

JCocas wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:04 AM

I love sock knitting! I would love to learn toe up 2 @ a time...I just need more time to take all the wonderful classes that you offer!

Snitter88 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:04 AM

I want to learn how to make my handknitted socks fit me!  I have short feet and too often my socks bunch up under my arch.  HELP please!

mdeeter wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:04 AM

I would like to do something fancy like lace or cables.

U74SBJ wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:04 AM

I want to learn how to knit two socks at a time.

Jamie Wang wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:02 AM

Although I have knit several pair of socks toe-up, I still don't feel like I've fully mastered the technique of casting on at the toe.  I would like to get to the point of being able to cast-on without constantly looking up from my knitting at a tutorial.

jlyoung72 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 10:00 AM

I am new to knitting and am very interested in learning how to knit socks. It seems that the possibilities are endless when it comes to socks! I am looking forward to the challenge of learning how to make socks for my family.

on Mar 24, 2012 9:59 AM

I'm new to knitting, so when it comes to techniques I haven't gotten it yet. So with socks all I have been able to do are yoga socks. So learning and mastering heels and toes would be a great start.

on Mar 24, 2012 9:59 AM

I would love to learn how to knit any sock pattern.  What would be the best pattern for someone who has never knit socks?  Circular needles or double point?

LindaHensens wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:57 AM

I want to try to master the Toe Up 2 at a time sock technique.

Kjgrue wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:57 AM

The next sock-knitting technique I'd like to learn is knitting two at a time.  I also want to try every toe and heel type.  I figure I can't declare a favorite until I've tried them all!

Beehind wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:54 AM

I want to learn two toe up and conquer the heel.

LindaB@90 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:53 AM

I would like to learn magic loop and provisional cast on always throws me ....can't seem to get it right.

Thanks for the contest!

BeckaLT wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:52 AM

I won't lie--I've never made socks before!  I want to master DPNs so badly.  I tried them once for about 3 minutes and sort of flung them away in frustration.  I know they're amazingly versatile, for socks, sleeves, mittens...I need to just learn them.  And I so badly want to!

on Mar 24, 2012 9:52 AM

I would love to join in!  I'm currently working on getting socks to FIT!  I am a beginner sock knitter, and fortunately, there are a range of feet to fit my new socks.  :)

On Ravelry, I am JennifertheWitch.

TobieL wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:51 AM

I would like to learn the magic loop method.

Msmit wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:50 AM

I've recently returned to sock knitting and have just realized that my husband has very thin ankles.So my challenge is to knit socks that fit him well.

tobybur1 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:50 AM

I'd like to learn the magic loop--just haven't been able to figure it out yet.

SYargeau wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:48 AM

I would just love to be able to finish a pair of socks! I have started many but the farthest I have gotten is maybe 2 inches! I have knit shawls scarfs many hats, a tank top, and a skirt, but never finished a knitting must - socks! Lol.

DebbyDOlin wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:46 AM

I want to learn how to knit toe-up socks so I can knit the cuff as long as I want or have yarn for.  After that I want to learn the magic loop method.  

I love knitting socks - they are my carry around project and always have one in progress and in my bag so I have something to keep me busy while waiting......

ebbyjake wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:46 AM

This yarn looks good enough to entice me to try socks. The technique of most interest is definitely toe-up.

marjimarks wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:45 AM

I'm just learning cables and want to learn to do them in the round so I can make the Simply Elegant Cable socks

Angie@70 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:43 AM

I would like to learn a few things with socks.  I want to learn the short row heel, toe-up socks, and the after-thought heel.  At least I can make socks that fit.

Jtoots wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:41 AM

I need help! The traditional way with double pointed needles just doesn't work for me. Is there another way?

jayned

on Mar 24, 2012 9:41 AM

I want to turn a heel with no holes at the miter!

Ga-Ga wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:40 AM

I want to learn to knit toe up socks because I want to customize the length of the cuff.

on Mar 24, 2012 9:39 AM

I would like to learn how to knit a toe up sock with the short row heel. I get lost with it and have to reknit the heel too many times to count...

Jtoots wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:39 AM

I'd like to learn to knit socks on circular needles....the double needle way is just too confusing to me.

Robin@67 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:38 AM

I would love to learn to knit socks with the toe-up method using magic loop technique.

LiseM@2 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:38 AM

I've used a couple of different heel techniques, but I always manage to have that tiny hole where the heel meets the leg.  I need to figure out how to close that up!

doodlevt wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:37 AM

I'd like to learn toe-up sock knitting.  I'm comfortable with top-down and am currently teaching myself two-at-a-time sock knitting.  I miss my dpns, but not hang second sock syndrome is fantastic!

Minner77 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:37 AM

Converting any - any! of my circular knitting projects to magic loop, which I just learned.  ~Mary

bclohn wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:36 AM

I would like to learn the best way to cast on in order to avoid making the ribbing too tight.

RachaelS wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:35 AM

I want to knit a pair of fair isle socks!

diranid wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:33 AM

The problem with socks is there are two of them. When I'm finished with the first one, I have to do exactly the same thing again. So I guess I'd like to try next to knit both socks at the same time.

kmarti1111 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:28 AM

Toe up 2 at a time please. I have only knitted one sock, yes that is right only one not two or the pair. So if you could me turn onto socks that would be great!

gerscott wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:26 AM

I would be happy just to finish a pair of socks...somehow I get distracted and never start the second one!  Plus, I need to work on them fitting better!  Thanks for the chance to win!

on Mar 24, 2012 9:26 AM

I want to learn how to fit a sock for my foot, and not have it too tight or too loose.

MegM@7 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:26 AM

I want to learn toe-up to try to make a sock that really fits.

parymdk wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:25 AM

toe up technique...with two on the needles. I have been fighting this for over 3 months.

jlhsew wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:23 AM

I would like to  learn how to make Authentic Victorian stockings. I think they are very unique!

rztaylor wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:23 AM

I would love to learn the 2-at-Time technique.  On top of suffering from the 1 sock

syndrome, I always seem to end up with 2 different sizes. Maybe this will also help me with the 2 mitten syndrome I seem to be suffering from also.

bluegrass08 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:22 AM

Magic-loop method please.

Tgene52 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:21 AM

I'm still a learner when it comes to socks, I want to master toe-up 2 at a time, have done one pair but definitely not mastered the technique. It is so nice to have them completed at the same time and I like being able to try them as you go.

jandpcook wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:20 AM

I'd like to learn any kind of sock knitting. I've never tried it before because I've always wondered about putting the effort into knitting a pair of socks, then wearing them out at the heals. Do other people have this problem?

mahonl wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:18 AM

I'm new to sock knitting but think I might like toe-up better than I have cuff down since I like hats top down.  I also want to learn to do two at a time. "Everyone" seems so enamored with sock knitting, I want to catch the fever!

JudyH wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:15 AM

I want to master fit, so I think I'd like to try toe-up socks.  I really appreciate a good, comfy pair of socks!

on Mar 24, 2012 9:08 AM

I would like to learn entrelac on socks. Wouldn't that be spectacular with a self-striping yarn?

dmcduff2 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:07 AM

I have never mastered socks.  They look so simple but I just can't seem to make them work.  I would love to try the toe up technique and do them 2 at a time so they are the same.  : )

Dubhglas wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:07 AM

I've been knitting socks for a couple of years now but just can't manage the "2 at a time" "toe up" technique.  Would love to enter for the drawing for yarn.  (not that I need to add to my stash.... but, like all knitters know, ".... you can never have enough yarn!"

on Mar 24, 2012 9:06 AM

I want to make a toe up, pair at a time, tube sock (set).  

I'm looking for a good pattern, because I know it isn't just a straight tube, cut needs some shaping/give for the ankle and calf.

Germaine3 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:05 AM

I would love to learn toe up socks if there were easy  instructions for a true beginner like me who has never knitted a pair of socks before.

IreneR wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:05 AM

Toe up socks:)

Houndless wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 9:01 AM

Id just love to learn to knit socks at all. Ive just started my first shawl but socks really just call to me. Happy knitting everyone!

mindif wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:58 AM

Toe - up is next on my list . I also would love to learn to knit argyle socks!!

on Mar 24, 2012 8:55 AM

I'd like to master the entire process!  I keep downloading sock patterns because the process of knitting socks really intrigues me, but the closest I've ever come to knitting socks is the Christmas stocking I knitted for my son-in-law.

simple girl wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:55 AM

Would LOVE to have a pair of Malabrigo socks - to keep me warm when I'd rather be in the Caribbean!

Sher_ya wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:55 AM

I would love the new yarn!  I am determined to learn to knit socks this spring and have already enrolled in the Simply Sockupied course.  So excited! I have not been knitting a year yet.....Sheri

LeeAnne@2 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:54 AM

I would love to knit some socks!  It's been awhile but I have some sock patterns I would love to make!

cheerwine4me wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:51 AM

I would love to start on the Terpander Sock designed  by Melissa Morgan-Oakes.  It's one of many new challenges for me in the Sock Knitting Master Class by Ann Budd.  I  use the Magic Loop method and it's always interesting to see how to convert these double point patterns over.

I love the challenges, the feel and the amazing wear-ability of hand-knitted socks.  

SG1net wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:51 AM

I've never actually knitted a pair of socks, that's one of my goals for 2012! I have bought some books and a Craftsy course to begin with but the Sockupied magazine might well be the next thing on my list!

patsycoats wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:50 AM

I want to learn toe up socks.  patsycoats@bellsouth.net

albourassa wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:50 AM

I would like to master the Magic Loop method next but the Authentic Victorian socks sound very interesting too!

jillywilly wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:49 AM

I'd like to figure out how to properly graft the toes. Mine never come out right.

patsycoats wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:48 AM

I want to try to up socks.  sparky136 on ravelry

on Mar 24, 2012 8:44 AM

For my next trick, I'd like to perfect the "afterthought heel".

on Mar 24, 2012 8:37 AM

I love knitting socks and always have a pair on the needles. I have mastered many construction techniques already with my fav being two-at-a-time, toe-up, on 2 circular needles. Since all of my socks are plain stockinette and/or ribbed, I would love to learn how to incorporate patterns that are quick and easy to memorize, while still giving the stretch and fit that I love with the plain sock.

swift wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:36 AM

I really like knitting socks!

leeiagraham wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:31 AM

I really want to knit knee high socks for my college students. They want them to show at the top of their boots. Im having trouble finding out how to calculate for the leg portion. Also my girls are pretty tiny so some socks are too big for them!

yarnlady@6 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:29 AM

I'd like to get better with dependably stretchy cast-on and cast-off techniques.

laurafugate wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:29 AM

I've only knit socks the traditional DPN from the cuff down method.  Would like to try knitting socks on 2 circulars or the magic loop method.

on Mar 24, 2012 8:28 AM

I would love to master any sock knitting! I've only made one pair cuff down ribbed socks so far and I absolutely love them! Next I have to find a dk sock pattern because this aloe vera sock wool I have must be used soon!

mwilliamsboe wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:27 AM

Sock knitting is a new challenge for. I would need to learn all these techniques, but I look forward to the challenge.

Pixann wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:26 AM

I am just starting out teaching myself to knit socks. I want to learn to make the Toe Up and then when I get some confidence I would like to knit the socks of the Civil War era for my history buff husband.

larsan wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:24 AM

I nly know how to do cuff down socks so I'd like to learn toe up, magic loop, victorian - I want to try to master them all!!

Thank you for this wonderful chance to win yarn and a book!  Awesome.

The.Knitter wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:24 AM

I want to learn Toe Up Socks next. I've learned ML and 2 Circs but I always knit cuff down. It's time to learn toe up so I can try them on to see if they fit before turning the heel! Thanks!!!

on Mar 24, 2012 8:21 AM

I love Sockupied! I taught myself to knit socks last year, and started right off with Two-at-a-Time Toe up. I recently found a gorgeous pattern, purchased it, and then realized that it is cuff down. I am petrified to make these socks, so much time, 1/2 hour twice a day on the bus to knit. So learning to knit Two-at-a-time CUFF down is my next challenge.

Knitopus wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:21 AM

I would love to learn how to do an "unvented" heel flap!

Catsat wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:20 AM

I would love to learn the magic loop and knitting two socks at a time.

lindarumsey wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:19 AM

I need to find a stretchier cast off for toe-up socks - both pairs I've knitted are tight around the cuffs. I always knit socks in summer, especially whilst watching tennis!

on Mar 24, 2012 8:19 AM

I want to learn to do toe up socks and two at a time.

LindaK@13 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:17 AM

I want to master the toe up sock, so I can try on as I go for the perfect fit.

MelissaR@3 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:17 AM

I'm currently working on a pair of socks that are toe up with an afterthought heel flap and turn, as done in the socks Tootsie from knitty.com.  Love unusual constructions and am thrilled to have another one to learn...

oddballsue wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:15 AM

I want to try an afterthought heel.

on Mar 24, 2012 8:15 AM

I knit socks for my grandchildren and I think knitting from toe up might be a great technique to learn.

JDThomas1974 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:13 AM

Two @ a time would be the next in line for me.

CaroleK wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:13 AM

I have never tried knitt toe up yet but am going to soon.   Also, maybe try using the cable needle instead of DPK to work the sock.   Knitting Daily is my go to for keeping up on all things Knitting!   Thank you!  

woolenewe wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:13 AM

How fun!  I love knitting socks and anything interweave.  

Add me to the list please

BillieG wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:10 AM

toe up

Nubeedr wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:10 AM

I have big feet and finding socks that fit is next to impossible.  I'm looking forward to learning to knit socks, preferably both at the same time.

laureen227 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:10 AM

so many techniques, so little time! but currently i'm working on mastering Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato Heel. after that - maybe a lace pattern sock of some sort - i'm thinking something in the fan & feather stitch...

Diknit4fun wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:10 AM

I want to learn toe up and knee socks

kateyhz wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:09 AM

socks are one thing I haven't tried yet but I'm ready

Diana Baber wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:09 AM

Twisted stitch patterns. I'm so envious when I see those beautiful, intricate patterns but they never look quite right when I do them.

mum2lu wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:08 AM

Switched to 12" circular for sock knitting on my daily bus ride after dropping a dpn when we hit a bump. Once I figured out not to hold it and just let it rest on my fingers, I love it. Four pair so far this year!

KariF@3 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:08 AM

I would master 2-at-a-time socks.  I did make one pair (toe up) and they are horrible. It may have been the pattern...  and you can NEVER have enough sock yarn.

reinke.amy wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:06 AM

I want to learn toe up and to knit Victorian stockings.

slandreth wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:06 AM

Toe up for me!

Cassytom wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:05 AM

I've been knitting socks with the magic loop method & cuff down for several years. Next I would like to try toe up & Cat Bordhi's sweet tomato heel.

Karon3 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:05 AM

I have knit two pairs of toe up socks and am very pleased with the results. Now I would like to try adding fancy stitches to them. Both giveaway yarns are beautiful!

maak wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:04 AM

Colorwork. Cabling. How can I make these with a good amount of stretch? Kilt hose would be fun!

Susan K@2 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:02 AM

Toe up socks next.

Cassytom wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:01 AM

I would like to try toe up socks & Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato Heel next.

Jayin wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 8:00 AM

I'd like to learn to make my fair isle knitting stretchy enough to use for socks.  Mine look nice, but are too hard to get on and off.

JNolte113 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 7:59 AM

I went to a sock class last August. We learned from the top down. At first I thought the yarn was very expensive, but after completeing them I know how wonderful they feel on my feet. I would LOVE to learn two at a time on the magic loop. I'm now on my third pair and will always have a pair in progress. Thanks! The knitting guy :{D

on Mar 24, 2012 7:59 AM

i already knit socks magic loop method but really want to learn how

to knit two at a time

on Mar 24, 2012 7:58 AM

Hi, I want to try the toe-up method next.

Thank you

sandra.yk wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 7:55 AM

My next goal is to learn 2-at-a-time on magic loop.

Karyn@2 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 7:53 AM

I would like to learn the Magic loop method--haven't quite gotten it yet.

JustJan wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 7:51 AM

I am new to knitting socks and have made two basic pairs.  I have signed up for Craftsy Toe Up. Next will be to learn 2 at a time.

MaryB@142 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 7:50 AM

I enjoy making socks more then anything else!  I have never tried to knit two socks at a time, therefore I think that should be my next venture.........

Thank you

Mary

Marijo wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 7:49 AM

I would like to master the 2 at a time toe up to eliminate the second sock syndrome!

krbrown99 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 7:49 AM

I would love to do some color work on socks. I've done both cuff-down and toe up.

I've done a few different heel types, but I'm sure there are more that I would love to learn as well.

And that Malabrigo would be awesome for socks. Beautiful!

schroddie wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 7:47 AM

I've never knitted socks so that would certainly be a great way to start !! :D

TerriD@2 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 7:47 AM

Definitely want to master (mistress?) two-at-a-time on Magic Loop.

jlmattson wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 7:45 AM

I'm new to sock knitting. I've only made 3 pairs so far and they've all been top down. I'd like to try toe up next time maybe two at a time, although I like to portability and ease of working on one sock at a time.

I think my next project might be the up and down sock pattern from Simply Sockupied.

I'm beginning to see how people become obsessed with sock knitting!

AdeleK wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 7:40 AM

I would love to learn Magic Loop so that I can knit them two at a time.

Thanks

jacklyn411 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 7:38 AM

I simply want to complete a sock and be successful at turning the heel.  I have tried to make socks so many times but everytime I try to turn the heel it just doesn't look right. Luckily I have realized I like the actually knitting for then the product it produces so I don't mind :-)

JillW@2 wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 12:33 AM

That would have to be Toe-up - so far I've not tried that...yet...

amelianne wrote
on Mar 23, 2012 11:31 PM

I have really wanting to try entrelac. I sorta want to learn magic loop but it looks cumbersome!

Melanie@10 wrote
on Mar 23, 2012 10:08 PM

I want to learn short-row heels...

Holly R wrote
on Mar 23, 2012 7:21 PM

I'm working on the simple toe up method in the Toe- Up sock book. I'm loving it.

kovacsantoin wrote
on Mar 22, 2012 6:37 PM

I bought yarn and pattern book for these gorgeous argyle socks to make for my daughter over six months ago! I did start, rip back start again and then just decided it was time to put it in the time out box. They have been calling me..so I would like to master the argyle sock!

Danijela wrote
on Mar 22, 2012 2:38 PM

Wow,this Malabrigo have great colors,hope to win,thanks for the chance.I would love to make any socks at some point,hope soon,it is my New Year's resolution =o)

MaureenG@14 wrote
on Mar 21, 2012 7:47 PM

I just want to be able to do socks at some point. The issue of DPN has frightened me.

semorris wrote
on Mar 21, 2012 6:13 PM

I want to master "hole elimination" - does that count as a technique? Or toes without those little ears