Hopefully this won't get too wordy. After knitting with only straight needles, (on and off), for over 50 years, I was determined to learn how to use circular needles and DPN's this year. The circular needles have been no problem. (Only kicking myself for not doing it sooner!) DPN's....Well shall we say I'm struggling along and not giving up. Now I'd like to try knitting a pair of socks, but don't want to begin with the "real" thing,(heel, gusset and all). Thought tube socks might be a good way to start while I get more comfortable with all those needles flopping around.:teehee:
Today I took the plunge and ordered some size 2 Harmony DPN's from Knit Picks and found a site with some sock yarn on sale 50% off. (Fingering wt.) I made sure it had some nylon content for durability.
I had been scouting around looking at/for a simple tube sock pattern and the simplest one I've found so far is the link above. Does anyone have a pattern they think might be easier for me to start with? I'm planning to make these only slightly above the ankle bone. Just want something I can wear around the house to keep my bare feet off the cold kitchen and bath tile. What I'm concerned about with this particular pattern is that I have small feet,(size 5), narrow ankles, and slim calves. I want the socks to have a snug fit to my feet. Do I need to alter this pattern?!! How? Again maybe someone's got a better game plan for me.
Would really appreciate any advise from you experts out there and if you think I should go with a different pattern. I'd like to have my pattern all set to go before my needles and yarn arrive. YO! I AM SO EXCITED!