First pair of socks!

My first pair of socks are completed!!! Done one at a time using magic loop. I might try two at a time if I can find some good instructions. What do you guys use on here? DPNs, magic loop, or two circs?

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Bill's picture

They look great!
I ran your pic through photoshop, so I could see them.

Thunderhorse54's picture

Thanks, I'm a lousy photographer.

CLABBERS's picture

Great socks, Terry! The colors are so autumnal. I wouldn't mind having a pair that color.
Magic loop is my needle of choice right now, but may try the old-fashioned DPNs next just to satisfy my curiosity with tradition. I prefer one ball at a time. I've managed to keep my two balls untangled for almost 60 years now, adding two more balls to the equation would most certainly cause a bit of a tangle. LOL Sorry, couldn't resist.

What is the name and colorway of the yarn?

Mark

Thunderhorse54's picture

It's Paton's Kroy Socks FX yarn...Clover Colors. I like it too. I thought of Autumn when I bought it.

Thunderhorse54's picture

Just caught the joke.....That was a good one!!!!!

bobinthebul's picture

They look comfy and well knit! A funny coincidence: I actually have a pair of socks on the needles from that exact same yarn, it's made here in Turkey and sometimes we find it on the "export yarn extras" shelf.

Thunderhorse54's picture

Oh NO!!! That's freaky!! I can't wait to see yours!!!!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Those are nice looking socks. Bill's lightening the photo brings out the detail even better. Congratulations.

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

Thunderhorse54's picture

Yes, Bill made the pic sooo much better. And thanks for the compliment.

Tom Hart's picture

If that is your first pair of socks, you are an accomplished knitter indeed. I've only been knitting for four years and my first sock was enormous for some reason. Your first pair is beautiful!

Thunderhorse54's picture

Thanks for the encouragement. Now to cast on for the next pair!!

onewhoknits's picture

They look great! I have made a couple pairs now and looking forward to starting the next pair. I use 47 inch circular needles and do two at a time. I learned that method from Liat Gat. She has great instructional videos in her e-books.

CLABBERS's picture

I am very fond of Liat Gat as well. Her tutorials are really superbly made. I haven't bought the e-books yet. Which ones do you recommend?

Thunderhorse54's picture

I don't know who that is? I take it she is someone I should be aware of in the knitting world!

CLABBERS's picture

I like her style of teaching.
http://knitfreedom.com/

Enjoy

Thunderhorse54's picture

Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm trying two at a time with my next pair. This pair was the first for the magic loop method.

GLADDINGVANDERIPE's picture

Hey great pair I love the colours too!

GLADDINGVANDERIPE's picture

Hey great pair I love the colours too!

JRob's picture

Terry, They look great. Nothing feels the same as hand made socks. Love them.

J Chi's picture

My preference is magic loop, two at a time, toe-up, with sweet tomato padded heel. Finishing one sock and then starting all over at the beginning to complete the second one is a killer for me.

Thunderhorse54's picture

Thanks for the reply. I'm about to learn two at a time, cuff-down. I just watched a video on the sweet tomato heel, but I think I'll have to buy the book to understand it better. Then I'll attempt toe-up, and see which method I prefer.