Every time I post a picture of socks I’ve knitted, I get several comments or emails from those who want to make socks. Do it! If you don’t try it, you know you’re never going to do it. If you do try it, and feel like you’re all thumbs, that’s what it’s supposed to feel like at first. Don’t give up!
I’ve shared here before how I began knitting socks. The story is here. If Susan hadn’t sent me that package, I’d still be sitting here moaning and complaining that I want to learn to knit socks. But she did and I did and now I love knitting socks.
I almost always knit my socks using 4 dpns (douple point needles) and knitting cuff down. I have tried working toe up, The Magic Loop method and using two circular needles to do both socks at one time. My favorite method is using dpns and working cuff down.
If you’ve never ever knitted, you might want to take classes or get someone to show you how. If you have knitted, even if it’s just something straight and easy, you can knit socks! Search online for videos on turning the heel and binding of with the kitchener stitch. For the longest time, I had to watch a video in order to do the kitchener stitch. The videos that helped me most are those at knittingatknoon.com.
Yarns are as addictive as is fabric. Simply Sock Yarn is my favorite online yarn shop and Penny Rose Yarn is my favorite etsy shop. I like her yarn a lot. Both have excellent customer service and fast shipping.
I finished my Monkey socks, the first time I ever tried following a chart. The yarn is from the Penny Rose etsy store and I love working with it.
And, when I posted back here about all the single socks I have, I made a commitment that I will finish two unfinished pairs before I start anything new. Here’s one and I think I’ll finish the second sock in the Bearfoot yarn today and . . I can start a new pair! Yippee!