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Aug 21, 2012 06:42:38   #
Rroxbrown
 
Can anyone recommend a video tutorial on knitting socks on two needles? I'm afraid I need visual instructions. I'm knitting Christmas stockings and have finished with the upper leg and now have to start on the heel and foot of the stockings. I understand that I have to place the side stitches on holders and work the middle stitches to begin the heel but that's as far as I can go.
I appreciate any advice.
Thanks,
Rroxbrown
 
Aug 21, 2012 07:31:01   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Presumably, you are working from a pattern. pi]In general[/i], when in doubt, do exactly what the patterns says, even if it seems illogical.

If still in doubt, search on YouTube. Possibly someone has uploaded a video that could help you.
Aug 21, 2012 14:09:50   #
Rroxbrown
 
Yes, I'm working from a pattern and I have searched YouTube. All the videos for socks are on dbp or circular needles. Watching them has helped a bit.
Aug 21, 2012 14:18:00   #
Deeknits
 
Search You Tube for Liat Gat. She has lots of videos on socks. Also, check out the free tutorials on Knit Picks.com. I larned to do socks watching Kelly Petkins online classes.
Aug 21, 2012 14:23:00   #
Rroxbrown
 
Thank you very much. I will search youtube for those.
Aug 21, 2012 14:31:12   #
5mmdpns
 
Rroxbrown wrote:
Can anyone recommend a video tutorial on knitting socks on two needles? I'm afraid I need visual instructions. I'm knitting Christmas stockings and have finished with the upper leg and now have to start on the heel and foot of the stockings. I understand that I have to place the side stitches on holders and work the middle stitches to begin the heel but that's as far as I can go.
I appreciate any advice.
Thanks,
Rroxbrown


Here you go! Just click away there are so many sites to go to! You may have a bit of a second delay while they load so many options for you when you click on the link below:

http://www.google.ca/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=hss4bK&oq=knitting+socks+on+two+needles&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4TSCA_enCA414CA414&q=knitting+socks+on+two+circular+needles+video+&gs_upl=0l0l0l23446lllllllllll0&aqi=g1g-K1g-bK3&pbx=1
 
Aug 21, 2012 14:34:13   #
Rroxbrown
 
Thank you, I can't wait to check ths out.
Aug 21, 2012 14:37:27   #
5mmdpns
 
Rroxbrown wrote:
Thank you, I can't wait to check ths out.


You go for it girl! I am a dpn sock knitter and love my knitting socks in the round. Have done so for years! what a beautiful love to have!! I hope you get as much enjoyment and pleasure with your knitting as so many other knitters have gotten! :-)
Aug 22, 2012 05:53:13   #
kaixixang
 
I personally prefer doing hats and socks with two circulars. I could recommend books...but I do agree visual examples are preferred.

http://knitting.about.com/od/knittingskills/ss/sock-2-circular.htm

http://knitting.about.com/od/knittingskills/ss/round_twocircs.htm

Instead of the heel and gusset method, I'd recommend short row heel and toe:
http://knitting.about.com/od/knittingskills/ss/Short-Row-Wrap-And-Turn.htm

And for video:
http://video.about.com/knitting/Knit-With-Circular-Needles.htm

I'm glad that I won't be the only other circular sock knitter!
Aug 22, 2012 08:47:01   #
KaitlanBlackrose
 
KnitFreedom.com has a good set of tutorials for 2 at a time.
Aug 22, 2012 09:39:00   #
5mmdpns
 
This site presumes you have your pattern and she walk you through each part. She is very clear on explanations and demonstrations. You stop and start the videos as often as you like.
http://www.knitpicks.com/tutorials/Kelleys_Sock_Class__L10040501.html
 
Aug 22, 2012 10:33:02   #
katkarma
 
I got started with socks on "Silver's Sock Class" site. Just google it to find it.....she explains all the different ways of doing socks. From there I went to YouTube and followed Liat Gat, as she's also a continental knitter and couldn't learn technique very well from English style videos...

Noreen
Aug 22, 2012 13:23:50   #
Rroxbrown
 
Hi, thanks for the links. I'm following a Xmas stocking pattern using two straight needles that my husband's family has used for over 60 years. Unfortunately, the ladies that knit them for all the grandchildren, nephews and nieces have passed on so there's no one that I can ask for instructions. Following the graph for the design was pretty straight forward so I've almost finished the design part for two since I need to make four of them. I'm now at the point where I have to do the heel, I thought I would learn the technique better if I had to knit the foot part over and over again. Repetition can't hurt. I've watched a few Utube tutorials and some are better than others but I haven't found one expressively fr two needles.
Aug 22, 2012 13:24:13   #
Rroxbrown
 
Thanks, I'll check it out
Aug 22, 2012 15:25:07   #
5mmdpns
 
Rroxbrown wrote:
Hi, thanks for the links. I'm following a Xmas stocking pattern using two straight needles that my husband's family has used for over 60 years. Unfortunately, the ladies that knit them for all the grandchildren, nephews and nieces have passed on so there's no one that I can ask for instructions. Following the graph for the design was pretty straight forward so I've almost finished the design part for two since I need to make four of them. I'm now at the point where I have to do the heel, I thought I would learn the technique better if I had to knit the foot part over and over again. Repetition can't hurt. I've watched a few Utube tutorials and some are better than others but I haven't found one expressively fr two needles.
Hi, thanks for the links. I'm following a Xmas sto... (show quote)



Were not the ones from the link that was on my first post for two needles only? Were you not able to check out the videos?

I will try again for you. :)

Here is another set of written out instructions, I dont know if they help you or not. http://www.ehow.com/how_12134352_knit-socks-beginners-straight-needles.html

This tutorial on two straight needles for socks is for a baby bootie but the concept is the same for adult socks. Good luck.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pChlIGhI11Y&feature=fvwrel :-)
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