Easy Sock Knitting pattern for beginner

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I am looking for a sock pattern that is easy to knit. I am a beginning knitter, but would love to make some socks. I have heard they are very hard, and I want a tried and true easy one. =)

-- M & M in NE Ohio (amazinggraze@valkyrie.net), January 02, 2002


Use the pattern I had printed in the lastest edition of Countryside. It is easy and several folks have already mastered it. If you have any trouble just e-mail me.

-- Patricia Ramsey (WOOLSPIN@AOL.COM), January 02, 2002.

Here is a great easy patternusing only 2 needles. Most sock patterns are done on double pointed needles (3 to 4 needles). I made a bunch of these for christmas gifts and they are really easy, quick, and fit well.

-- Karen (db0421@yahoo.com), January 02, 2002.

Sorry, still trying to get the hang of links.

Sock Pattern

-- Karen (db0421@yahoo.com), January 02, 2002.

Well, apparently I don't have it at all! So sorry. Here is the link so you can copy and paste it yourself..LOL

http://knitting.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm? site=http://www.thefamily.com/countrycottage/knit/kp2.html

-- Karen (db0421@yahoo.com), January 02, 2002.

See my answers near the end of this old thread:


They have to do with a somewhat new method using two circular needles for the entire sock instead of the double points. Faster, fewer ladders, and fewer needles to sit on!

-- GT (nospam@nospam.com), January 02, 2002.

My granddaughter, 10, wants to learn to knit, and in a book we got from the library, recommended on this forum, I think it's Kids Knit, there are some spriral socks, done on 4 of the double pointed needles. She announced she wanted to make those as her first project! Don't think so! They do look neat, tho, no particular heel, so more like a tube sock. Jan

-- Jan in CO (Janice12@aol.com), January 02, 2002.

Jan, those socks are a great first project, MUCH easier than regular socks because there is no shaping. Only thing to remember is to rotate wearing them so that the heel area doesn't give out too quickly.

The beauty of the two circular needle method is that you can do it from start to finish. I don't mind using double points to finish a hat, for example, but it can be very frustrating to start with them, as it is very easy to twist that first row.

-- GT (nospam@nospam.com), January 02, 2002.

My favorite pattern for socks..which is also an easy one..and the first one I knitted socks from...is called "Family Socks" from the book called "Handspun Handknit". It has a really easy heel to learn. I have since mastered harder ones..but still go back to this one. The one in Countryside looks good too. I use a set of 5 needles instead of 4 though. To me it is easier. I enjoy wooden double pointed needles. They don't make that awful metal needle sound...and I bend the plastic ones out of shape too quickly. Good luck. Knitting socks is adictive!

-- Jenny (auntjenny6@aol.com), January 02, 2002.

Try http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/joanssocks.txt. These are the first socks I made and they are indeed very easy and knit up fast. I would reccomend using bulky yarn instead of a double strand as is mentioned. Have fun!

-- Sarah K. (ladynuala@hotmail.com), January 03, 2002.

As a beginning knitter I tackled socks very early in my experience. I never thought that knitting the socks was difficult at all. What is difficult is understanding the directions for a traditional turned heel sock even in the beginning patterns. Get someone to show you how to do a traditional turned heel sock. No written instructions can compensate for a live teacher in this subject.

-- R. (thor610@yahoo.com), January 04, 2002.

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