A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November Crafting Tips & Tricks: Check out Kittykill's latest DIY video, How to Make Glowing Wax Globes!
Total Members: 314,640
Currently Running With Scissors:
212 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: I am a sock knitting idiot.  (Read 416 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« 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!
« 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. 


Find me on Ravelry!

Visit my blog to keep up on all of the crafting, cooking, and craziness that goes on!
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008 09:17:14 AM »

I feel your pain. But don't give up!

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.

It's a toothpaste on the wrong side of the toothbrush kind of day.
A child of God
Offline Offline

Posts: 2330
Joined: 15-Jul-2006

YHWH is my Daddy!

View Profile WWW
« 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.

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: No Fail Fudge
Feed Your Pie Hole
Ah, fall!

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.