I used [B]Silver
s Tutorial [/B]and 4 dpns and the only thing I have had a problem with is a bit of laddering. Once you get used to having needles dangling and how to hold the dpn`s you are off to the races.
s instructions are very clear and cover every possible question you could have on sock knitting. [B]Shandehs YouTube [/B]on joining to knit in the round is also very helpful. Between these two things, I knit a real sock, that looked like a real sock, on my first real attempt.
DO NOT BE INTIMIDATED! Just follow the instructions step by step. It looks like a lot to learn, but it`s not. Once you have knit one or two socks it will get much easier with each sock you knit.
While you are waiting for sock knitting time, keep an eye on any post that has sock knitting questions. I did this and by the time I was ready to knit socks, I had seen the questions and all the answers. If something came up while I was knitting that first pair of socks, I already knew most of the things I needed to know in order to knit the
perfect pair of socks (well, they were almost perfect anyways).
Yes, it is addictive. I knit the first pair for DH for Valentine`s Day. I started a second pair but was very unhappy with the colour and the laddering so I frogged after I had finished one sock. I am now knitting the third pair, FINALLY FOR ME! I have the first sock finished (it took three days) and I am on the foot of the second sock, which means I am three quarters of the way to having the second sock finished as well.
You`ll love it!
You`ve been knitting long enough to know whether you prefer bamboo, metal, wood or plastic needles. You will not have a problems!
We`ll be watching for you to join Any Sock KAL as soon as you are ready!!!