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My first knitted socks

fabricholic's picture

I learned how to knit socks and it was so much fun.

sewchris703's picture

(post #29365, reply #1 of 53)

Those turned out cute.  Love how the striping turned out.


Chris

fabricholic's picture

(post #29365, reply #2 of 53)

Thank you. It was Cascade Fixation yarn.

MaryinColorado's picture

(post #29365, reply #3 of 53)

Those are so neat!  I love them, they look so cozy and warm!  Can I place and order? I think you did such a great job on them!!!  Mary

fabricholic's picture

(post #29365, reply #5 of 53)

Oh, thanks Mary. You make me smile.

MaryinColorado's picture

(post #29365, reply #7 of 53)

If you can make tiny ones too, they would make darling Christmas decorations!  Oh, and wouldn't they be cute on a mantel?  I'd sure buy them at a craft mart!!!  They are so darling.  If I could knit, I'd be going crazy with those socks for everyone on my list.  Mary

fabricholic's picture

(post #29365, reply #9 of 53)

I have a pattern for some tiny ones, but I haven't tried it, yet. I need to dig it out of my papers. Good idea.

damascusannie's picture

(post #29365, reply #4 of 53)

I love knitting socks and I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for this yarn. Great job!

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie

Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
fabricholic's picture

(post #29365, reply #6 of 53)

Thank you. I ordered it from Onefineyarn.com, I believe.

ThreadKoe's picture

(post #29365, reply #8 of 53)

Yummy warm socks.  They turned out so well.  Fun to knit with such bright wool.  Bravo!  Cathy

fabricholic's picture

(post #29365, reply #10 of 53)

Yes, with this Pure and Simple pattern and #6 dpns, it made it easy for me. Now, the #3's, They are going to take forever, especially when I keep making mistakes and having to go back and fix them.

ThreadKoe's picture

(post #29365, reply #11 of 53)

Practise makes perfect!  You will find that you will enjoy the whole process even more as you make more of them.  Try making the same pair a couple of times before you progress to smaller needles and yarn.  You will be more comfortable with the whole process, and more adept with the needles by then.  You will also make fewer mistakes, and will already be knitting much faster.  Then it will not be as slow or frustrating when you switch to the finer yarns.  Something to think about.   Cathy

fabricholic's picture

(post #29365, reply #13 of 53)

I do want to make some more of those. It was so much fun. The colors are pretty, also, in that yarn. Right now I am making another hat for GD.

starzoe's picture

(post #29365, reply #15 of 53)

Believe it or not, knitting with dpns in a finer gauge is easier than handling the larger needles. Some of the best sock yarns are made for finer needles. Keep it up, socks are a great pick-up project.

fabricholic's picture

(post #29365, reply #16 of 53)

I am working on some now, on 3's and I know it will be a thinner sock, which is the kind I wear. I messed up and I dread trying to go back and fix it. Yuk.

ThreadKoe's picture

(post #29365, reply #24 of 53)

How bad is the mess up?  If it is only a small mistake, put it down to "spirit stitches"  and keep on knitting.  These are first projects, and mistakes are only natural.  Only God makes perfection, and the rest of us aim for it.   Later on, when you look back, you will be able to see just how far you have come, and how much you have improved and learned.  Cathy

fabricholic's picture

(post #29365, reply #25 of 53)

I like the way you think. I can't remember what the mistake was, because I started knitting hats and put it away. After this hat, I will look at it.

damascusannie's picture

(post #29365, reply #18 of 53)

#3s? I knit most of my socks on #1s!

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie

Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
starzoe's picture

(post #29365, reply #19 of 53)

I'm with you on the fine needles! I've knit socks with wire and skewers both metal and wood (none of them really suitable but as the saying goes "anything in an emergency".)

damascusannie's picture

(post #29365, reply #20 of 53)

I use bamboo needles for socks but I do have some really tiny steel needles that I'm going use for knitting some stockings out of cotton crochet thread to wear with my costumes.

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie

Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
starzoe's picture

(post #29365, reply #21 of 53)

Very neat, knitting from crochet cotton. I have made summer tops using four and five strands - that leads to insanity in a lace pattern!

damascusannie's picture

(post #29365, reply #22 of 53)

I figure it will take all winter to knit the single strand of cotton for the long stockings, but they would be soooo authentic!

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie

Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
starzoe's picture

(post #29365, reply #23 of 53)

You will e surprised at how fast they go. Last winter I knitted long stockings for my DIL who dresses up for work but walks in -40F weather sometimes. They had a row of a tiny lace pattern up the back. Come to think of it, she never has said if she wears them!

Ocrafty1's picture

stockings (post #29365, reply #53 of 53)

You mentioned that you wear costumes...what kind?  I'm just getting started in Civil War Reenactment and am looking for silk thread for knitting stockings and reticules. Any suggestions of suppliers? Thanks.

fabricholic's picture

(post #29365, reply #27 of 53)

Well, I would like to knit socks that come from 1's, but I am just starting and I went down to a 3 from a 6. I will, eventually, try the 1's. I see they make beautiful socks.

damascusannie's picture

(post #29365, reply #28 of 53)

When you are familiar with how socks are made and the ratio of stitches needed to make the heel compared to the total number of stitches, it's quite easy to customize socks regardless of yarn or needle size.

I knit socks toes first which allows me to fit the socks as I go. I take notes as I knit the first sock, then I just use those notes to knit the second sock. This method allows me to knit socks using any yarn and any size needles without having to find instructions that will give me the right size sock.

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie

Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
fabricholic's picture

(post #29365, reply #31 of 53)

Well, I wouldn't know where to start knitting it backwards. I have to follow a pattern.

damascusannie's picture

(post #29365, reply #32 of 53)

I found instructions for knitting toes-first socks somewhere on the 'net a couple of years ago. I think that they are easier than top-first.

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie

Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
fabricholic's picture

(post #29365, reply #33 of 53)

I'll have to look it up.

rodezzy's picture

(post #29365, reply #12 of 53)

Bravo. 

Rodezzy, Fiber Artist

Rodezzy, Fiber Artist

fabricholic's picture

(post #29365, reply #14 of 53)

Thank you.