1st Sock Adventures

Hello all. Warm weather and spring are finally here in Minnesota. It's nice to be able to knit outside. I'm learning how to knit socks. Socks share a lot of the techniques in making mittens. So knitting socks seems comfortable and familiar. Knitting on double pointed needles is getting easier....I'm happy with how the 1st sock of the pair turned out. Turning the heel was the easiest part and the hardest part was figuring out where and how to pick up stitches along the edge of the heel flap. For me, the smaller the needles, the slower the projects seem to take. Hopefully with a bit more practice, thing will speed up a bit as I gain confidence...I followed the pattern and techniques in Ann Budd's book "Getting Started Knitting Socks" (Interweave Press, 2007). The book is full of extremely clear step-by-step instructions, photographs, and lots of tips. I'd highly recommend this book as a good starting point for sock knitting. Happy knitting everyone....Cullen

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bobinthebul's picture

Yay, another potential sock addict in the making. ;) It will get easier, but then you will find yourself seeing out harder stuff...and 'fore you know it you'll be doing lace masterpieces for all your female friends. :)

Tom Hart's picture

Beautiful first sock, Cullen! I've gotten half-way through a few socks but have yet to actually complete one. Nice job. And I'm glad to see that you're still knitting. You mentioned a while back that you might be taking a break. Glad to see you're still at it. The sock is beautiful. I'd say you've got a gift for the craft. I hope you keep at it.

ronhuber's picture

Great sock. It looks like you have conquered those dpn"s. Congratulations

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice, Cullen. Welcome to sockdom. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Kerry's picture

Congratulations on your first sock, it is such a pleasure to custom makrea sock for yourself or others.

I Like your sock----you made a very good beginning---a thing to try----slip the first stitch on EACH row of the heel flap---this makes nice, clear stitches and makes it much easier ot pick up stitches for the gusset----If you have Elizabeth Zimmermans KNITTING WITHOUT TEARS, look at her pages on socks. Happy Socking!!!