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« on: January 05, 2012 05:24:00 AM »

are there any sock knitting guides anyone can recommend?
I have a load of fingering/sock weight, black yarn and would like to get knitting on socks for xmas presents this year (kinda slow knitter with a very large family lol).

I've found patterns I like, but would like to know if it'ssonething I can do before trying, you know what I mean, you gate to the heel and think "holy cow how do I do this bit?!"... well. I do lol.

so, guides anyone?

thanks!
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Mossie
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012 08:19:49 AM »

Knitty has two great articles that helped me to understand sock knitting on a more fundamental level:

Socks 101
Socks 102

They also have a great guide to the kitchener stitch, which is a common way to seam up toes
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012 10:29:04 AM »

thankyou! socks AHOY!!!

well, when my dpns arrive lol.

wow, her getting to grips with socks mini pattern is going to be making some lovely scrapyarn stockings for next year's little xmas gifts lol!
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012 10:14:31 PM »

When I decided to learn socks, I wanted toe-up socks, two at a time on one circular needle. Why? Because then I'd only have to buy ONE needle, and would be able to dictate the height of my socks without fear of running out of yarn. It was awesome Cheesy These sites were absolutely invaluable to me:

Silver's Sock Class

Toe-up socks for Lovelyarns

Magic Cast-On
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012 03:38:42 AM »

ooo thanks!

(circular needles scare the living poop outa me)
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2012 09:08:16 AM »

When I decided to learn socks, I wanted toe-up socks, two at a time on one circular needle. Why? Because then I'd only have to buy ONE needle, and would be able to dictate the height of my socks without fear of running out of yarn. It was awesome Cheesy These sites were absolutely invaluable to me:

Silver's Sock Class

Toe-up socks for Lovelyarns

Magic Cast-On

I second Silver's Sock Class.  Incredibly detailed information. 
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2012 10:12:29 AM »

I'm not sure if you preferr to knit 1 at a time or 2 at a time socks.. but I fell in love with a book called 2 at a time socks by Melissa Morgan-Oaks. It's really easy to follow a long and it has patterns in it too.
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2012 06:44:27 PM »

I'm not sure if you preferr to knit 1 at a time or 2 at a time socks.. but I fell in love with a book called 2 at a time socks by Melissa Morgan-Oaks. It's really easy to follow a long and it has patterns in it too.

I was tempted to buy that book when I saw it in a Mary Maxim catalogue! But then I got thrifty-minded and hunted down an online resource (Silver's Sock Class). I wonder how similar the techniques are...
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