A Finished Project and a Question :)

I finished the Prayer Shawl knitted in Indian Cross-Stitch http://newstitchaday.com/how-to-knit-the-indian-cross-stitch/ so here are a couple of pictures I took with my cell phone so you can see how it looks. I think I'm going to make another one in rainbow stripes that will really show off the pattern and the waves.

I've become interested in knitting socks so I wondered if anyone can anyone suggest a good tutorial or pattern? I'm used to knitting in the round with double pointed needles so I'm excited to try and see if I can knit a pair :)

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Bill's picture

I highly recommend the basic Ann Norling sock pattern...most yarn store carry it. It include charts for many gauges of yarn...and VERY clear instructions!


I think that would be a great idea! I love that pattern as well. !

ronhuber's picture

Lovely work. The shawl is beautiful. I would endorse Bill's suggestion. If you can knit with dp's then 9/10ths of the battle is won. Start with a basic sock pattern and fly from there. ( I personally like sock yarn with 2.25mm needles which produces a nice fabric with my tension.)

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very lovely shawl. As for socks, I recommend starting a pair on a larger set of needles and thicker yarn so you get used to the way socks come together. Then graduate to thinner needles and yarn - or, as one friend says, "Toothpicks and string". Either way, enjoy socks...the one thing I'm known for amongst my friends.

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Edensong's picture

Thanks for the suggestions guys!

CLABBERS's picture

Outstanding workmanship. I really like that! Well done.

xtophercb's picture

just my 2 cents... finishing up my first pair - worsted weight using magic loop on 5s/6s. thick, cushy hiking socks for me if i'd done them in boy colors, but instead i went with some crazy neon-type colors and a few less stitches, so they'll be good winter house socks/slippers for my mom... definitely would not have gotten this far without starting with the thicker yarn/bigger needles, and a lot of help along the way.. good luck!

Edensong's picture

Thanks for the suggestion. I've not tried Magic Loop as yet. I did come across this which I downloaded :) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-peasy-socks-for-first-timers

CLABBERS's picture

I made several pair of socks using worsted yarn and they came out great. I was deathly afraid of socks for a long time. Once I got the hang of it, I took the plunge and bought some sock yarn. It required a lot of muscle memory adjustment because it is so light. I am making lightweight socks now using merino and silk but still washable. They are just ankle socks so I think I am going to do an i-cord bind off just on the heel side so that they don't side down under the heal when I wear them. Like you, I needed a lot of help along the way when first learning to make socks. My guru Joe-In-Wyoming on this site has been a tremendous help to me. Ken-in-Maine and I did a KAL with the Brethren Sock as well and that was fun. This site is such a wonderful resource.

Make sure you post the finish product!