Knitting Socks :: Beginners
Trekking XXL, Color 66 (from Loops, Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Crystal Palace DPNs - 2.25 mm
Plain stockinette sock
I debated whether I wanted to post a photo of plain socks but decided that there are still plenty of new sock knitters out there -- and I still love knitting plain socks! When I was just beginning to attempt sock knitting, I remember being frustrated at my inability to find much for beginners. I needed photos (lots of them) along with clearly-written step-by-step instructions (which I almost prefer over photos alone).
And though I've shared these links before, I'm sharing them again -- I still refer to them each time I knit plain socks:
There are so many ways to knit and enjoy socks -- if you tried DPNs and didn't like them, try magic loop, or knitting with two circular needles, or one 12" circular needle (somewhat appealing to me).You might prefer toe-up to cuff down -- or the stunning logic of knitting two toe-up socks on two circs might be what you've waited for to attempt sock knitting. (Consider this a nudge for those of you who are interested in the idea of knitting socks. If you're not interested, I still love you anyway).
As for me, you'll find me with my wood or bamboo DPNs and knitting one sock at a time, cuff first. Always. It's risky (I might run out of yarn) and carries a low commitment (I might decide I don't want to knit the second sock). It's just my way of living on the edge, embracing the risk.
Thank you all so much for sharing your favorite blog links! I had some time to explore some new-to-me blogs last night and found or rediscovered some wonderful ones. I'm still adding links to the sidebar so feel free to continue to leave your suggestions.
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