For all those who are struggling to knit socks wit... (
I've never knit a pair of socks as I have such bad neurapathy and the DPN's are alot to handle, but this pattern seems pretty simple so just might have to give it a try. Thanks so much, Sue
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Sue Velie wrote:
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Sue, I did give some instructions for using the circular needles in place of the dpns. This is posted on page 2 of this topic thread. I hear the clover wooden needles are great to hold onto. They are inexpensive and you can find them at Walmart (which is my LYS in the next town).
Thanks for this pattern. I prefer to wear tube socks so I'll definitely try your pattern. I wonder if 12" circs would work? DPNs are ok but I knit in the car a lot and you know what happens if I drop one of the needles. Yep, it rolls under the seat, never to be seen again.
Thank you for posting this. I am going to try it on a single, short circular. The 2 circular method drives me nuts with all the needles flapping around, and I don't do well with DPNs, so will go to my stash of shorter circs and give it a whirl. :)
thank you; I'll have to try this as am a biginner...after I finish the felted booties for Christmas and a few wash cloths and.... :lol: ;)
I'm with you on that one! I gave up the 2-sets flapping long ago but I do like the magic loop method for some things. That might work for this if the 12" circs fail. Lots of good tuts for this on YouTube. This one is in my bookmarks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB1sSOr0fG0
She uses a 40"cable but if you're doing one these socks at the time, a shorter cable would probably work. I never could manage to knit two at once! I'm going to try that and let y'all know what happens.
THANKS FOR THE PATTERN!!! I will try tube socks just as soon as I get some of the projects I have lined up finished. I like knitting with dpn's (thank goodness), so it should all go smoothly. :D
Regarding bamboo dpn's, in my experience, they would be great for a beginner to use since bamboo kind of "grabs" the yarn so it doesn't slide too easily on them and stitches are dropped. I use Brittany birch dpn's which also "grab" the yarn, but only slightly, easier to slide the yarn while knitting.
I learned how to knit socks by starting with a couple pair of tube socks. Those were so easy, I went on to learn how to turn heels and it's really not difficult at all! There are several videos on YouTube that show the process in different ways. I had a new grandson when I started making socks and became absolutely addicted to making baby socks! They were small enough to make a pair in a day and I ended up with something like 16 pair. My grandson couldn't use all of them so I used some as gifts for others and sold a couple of them on eBay.
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I use two different color needles.
Ty so much. I was going to knit a pair of those for a Christmas present. I found a pattern on the net but didn't like them. You'v given me another gift. Wynn
I will certainly give these a try . Thank you for sharing the pattern . Hugs
I know the frustrations of wanting to knit something and having to deal with a complicated pattern. I am glad this helps out those knitters wanting to make socks but not those with heels on them. Lots of time to practice these for Christmas presents!!. And it doesnt matter if the foot is an inch or two shorter or longer than the foot of the person wearing it!! Enjoy!!
I used the magic loop instead of DPN's or circulars.