knitting socks

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PamelaH@4 wrote
on Oct 25, 2010 4:47 PM

Dear Anyone,

        HELP!  I've been knitting for over ten years and my most desired item of choice to knit would be socks.  I want to knit them in the worst kind of way.  My income is limited and so taking a private lesson is out.  But over the years I have bought some awesome sock yarn and yet I haven't been able to get the hang of knitting socks.  Can anyone out there direct me to the help I need to finally accomplish knitting a pair of socks.  I could afford the yarn for socks. I hate store bought socks.  But I LOVE wearing socks and knitted socks have sooooooooo many beautiful patterns.  Please help me resolve or point me in the right direction so I can learn how to knit socks.  Much thanks for any and all help.  Pam

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Zoe wrote
on Oct 25, 2010 4:56 PM

PamelaH@4:
Please help me resolve or point me in the right direction so I can learn how to knit socks.  Much thanks for any and all help

 

Hi Pam,

Chuckles to you cause it sounds like you are in dire straits here.  No problems.  We have a SOCKS thread here at KD.  Here is the site:

http://www.knittingdaily.com/forums/p/5076/42544.aspx#42544     Read through the posts and see what you think.  There have been many who have wondered about the how tos of sock knitting.  There is likely an answer there for you.  If you still have any  questions or contributions, please do not hesitate to post a reply on the SOCKS thread.  Introduce yourself too.  You can meet all us other sockers there too!

Happy knitting, Zoe Smile

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annovations wrote
on Nov 19, 2010 7:03 PM

libraries often have good books on knitting.  Vogue is good.

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SusanD@51 wrote
on Nov 20, 2010 7:44 AM

You might try "you tube"  I'm a visual learner and there are all sorts of videos on using the magic loop, dpn, circular, cast on, gauge etc.

I find I learn easier if I can watch it as I hear it rather than just reading.

Interweave also has some good videos

Susan

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BeKKnits wrote
on Nov 20, 2010 12:36 PM

A great book to either own or get from the library is Getting Started Knitting Socks by Ann Budd. That's the book I learned from and it was sooo easy. I need to buy the book soon because I borrow it from my library every time I make socks. :) Happy Knitting!

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NMR wrote
on Nov 27, 2010 11:13 PM

Get yourself a plain sock pattern and then log onto http://www.knittinghelp.com/ and watch videos for the stuff in the pattern you don't understand. There is also Silver's Sock pictorial at http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Start.htm

For a good book log into http://shopredheart.com and look in the pattern books section for a book called "Learn to Knit Socks" published by American School of Needlework. It's only $6.95 and shows you how to knit simple dk socks.

Hope one of these ideas help.

 

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on Nov 28, 2010 11:59 AM

Pam,

I have only been knitting for 1 year. I only took a two-hour class at Joann fabrics to get started. We were shown how to do a long-tail cast on, a knit stitch, and a purl stitch. You can imagine how much I retained from that one class. When I realized that I didn't remember anything, I went to Google videos and looked for what I needed. From there I knitted 4 afghans and 12 pairs of socks!!

I did buy Cat Burdhi's book on knitting socks on two circular needles. I have only used her first pattern, however. I cannot imagine not using two circular needles; they make knitting socks soooo easy. I use Adi Turbo 24" needles.

Elaine Homestead

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