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Nibsie
« on: May 02, 2008 07:21:35 PM »

I need help. I have tried and tried to knit socks. First on circs, then one needle magic loop, and just this week two socks at once on one circ. After about the first 10 rounds, I keep messing it up. I'm counting my stitches for the ribbing and everything and I just keep losing track. I get so frustrated, that I end up throwing the whole thing across the room!  Shocked

Is there any pattern, technique, etc, anything, that I can try or you can recommend for me? Pretty please? I just DROOL over sock yarn and want so badly to knit socks. Help!
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008 08:36:44 PM »

Have you tried DPNs?  That was the easiest way for me to learn.  Doing two socks at once was just way over my head.  You could make a practice sock, like the one they have in the Knitty article, to get you into it and show you the basics, then move on to an actual sock. 

http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/FEATsocks101.html
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008 09:17:14 AM »

I feel your pain. But don't give up!
http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Start.htm


I did this one! Real easy peasy to do. She holds your hand during the whole process. It's on DPNs but your only really working with two at a time. It's fun and a great beginner sock. Once you do this one, you can branch out smoothly.
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2008 04:35:10 PM »

This might seem obvious, but, do you use stitch markers?  I mark the sides and if there's a pattern, every repeat (better safe than sorry).  On heels, I will mark the center while decreasing the gussests.  Different colored st markers are a must, too.
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