Any Sock KAL

[SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman]Hi everyone, this is a general sock kal which means any sock pattern you are working on we want to know about it. We can share our wip/fos along with tips or different techniques you may use. I know we have a lot of sock knitters so I hope that many will join. :happydance:[/FONT][/SIZE]

[SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman]Right now I’m working on a Nancy Bush sock(which is where this idea come from) I’m hoping to move on to Twisted Flower next or maybe even the Bayerishe Sock. :blooby:[/FONT][/SIZE]

I’m struggling to get motivated to finish my second sock to make a complete pair, so maybe this KAL is what I need! I’ve got about 3 inches of ribbing on the cuff done so far. I’m just using Silver’s sock tutorial and some fantastic Memories yarn from Knit Picks.

Oooh! I have been wanting to try to knit socks! I bought some size 2 DPNs and sock yarn a couple of weeks ago… this KAL is what I need!

I :heart: wearing funky, fun colored socks! I really need to learn how to knit them!!! (My family always gives me socks for Christmas… maybe this year I will get them to give me sock yarn instead! :teehee:)

I’m joining! I am making my first pair of socks with Silver’s Sock Tutorial with beautiful hand dyed sock yarn that has teals, pinks and purples. I love it! I am knitting it on size 2 DPN’s.

I am still knitting the cuff, but will hopefully soon be able to work on the heel. :cheering: At least now I can have some motivation!

I’m in, I’m currently trying the ‘Silver sock tutorial’, but I’m really lousy. I can’t get the rib to work, I’ve frogged the damm thing so often, still I won’t let it beat me. Look forward to seeing what everyone is doing.

Ive finished a pair with Silvers tut…and Im one sock and halfway through my first patterned sock.

Although its a VERY easy patern…simple stockinette…no fancy patterns…

Im actually reading a book and using a pattern!

This is about how much of the 2nd one I have done. I will show a pic of the finished first when I take one.

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=deepskyblue]Oh, I’m so glad you started this knitalong, dustinac ![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=deepskyblue]I cannot get enough of seeing other people’s sock-knitting, …not to mention all the helpful hints ![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=deepskyblue]I’ve finished 5 repeats of the cuff chart on the monkey socks.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=deepskyblue]This pattern is going really great, and easy to read from the chart…so much better than following the text. I’m using a wonderfully stretchy Chinese wool fingering weight yarn that I purchased on Etsy from BambooVillagePress. I’ve used two other skeins of this yarn, and have been very pleased.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=deepskyblue]Come on, IBAmyB, you sound like the perfect candidate for sock-knitting…you’ll be creating all kinds of wild combinations once you get going ! And sock yarn for Christmas sounds fantastic to me !:heart:[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=deepskyblue]Let us know what the problem is with that ribbing, NoBones,…maybe we can help ![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=deepskyblue]I use this site for shrinking my photos to share here…it works for me ! [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=magenta][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=deepskyblue]I had to have a little photo assistance…(that’s Ewe-nice helping me get a good shot !)[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

I am having the most trouble resizing and posting pictures of my sock yarn!!! I keep trying and trying and I think it’s gonna drive me nuts! lol I know it’s supposed to be easy, but I am having issues right now…

k let me try again…

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=deepskyblue]I’ve tried all kinds of ways on here, for posting pics, and the only things that work for me are using the link I posted above and making a small photo that I save to my computer, …then I use the button that says ‘manage attachments’…or…[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=deepskyblue]I just copy and paste a link to my photos on flickr, into the text here ![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

It worked! Thank you Dotty!

Anyways, this is the hand dyed sock yarn I am using for my first pair of socks! Just wanted to share. :happydance: Sorry about the bad lighting… it’s not the best picture and you can’t see the colors very well, but just what I had at the moment.

I want to join! I have sock yarn, that I bought at the MD Sheep and Wool Festival back in May, and I’ve been planning on using Silver’s tutorial for my first sock :slight_smile:

I have a question, though - the yarn I bought doesn’t have any gauge info on the label. How do I know what size needles to use? TIA!

right now I’m working on 3 different Second Socks, all using Silver’s Sock Tutorial. the first is one for CV, the second is one for my mom, and the third is a short little thing with only a 1/2" “cuff” for me (I think).

Cool! I am joining you…I am working on my first pair of toe up socks, loosely based on this tutorial. I was going to try Widdershins but quickly realized this is not written for my big feet and I don’t know enough about cabling or toe up to adapt it yet.

I knit 2 socks at a time on DPNs and I just finished both toes. I am using Lorna’s Laces in Blackberry. First time knitting with it, I like it a lot.

Bobi- I was wondering the same thing! There was no gauge info on my label either. So, I contacted the lady who dyed it. She gave me this website:

Scroll down to where it says “2. Yarn Details” and in that section there is a chart for the different yarn weights. For most of the yarn weights it gives a common gauge. That’s what I’m doing… Hopefully it works! But you may want to contact the person/company who made your yarn if you can, just in case.

This is very timely! I’d like to join and knit along.
I just started my first sock last night. I’m using South West Trading Company’s TOFUtsies yarn and size 1 bamboo dpns. It seemed a good choice since the practice pair is DD, who is a vegetarian. She immediately volunteered to be the recipient of my first socks.

Nobones, I got off to slow start last night and had to cast on 4 times until I got it going. Now, as others advised, since I’ve got about 2 inches of cuff it’s going easier with the 4 needles.
I too, look forward to all the pics and am going to try to post one later tonight when my camera batteries recharge. :think:

oh yea, I also have this site bookmarked for help with yarns and gauge etc.

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=deepskyblue]If it’s your first time using a certain type of yarn, I would advise knitting a swatch that you can unravel later. Since knitting in the round produces a different gauge than back and forth knitting, I just cast on a few inches worth of stitches onto one doublepointed needle, knit across it, and then rather than turn the needle, just let your working yarn come across the back of the knitting (kindof like when you make i-cord, except VERY LOOSE), push your stitches back down to the right end, and start knitting across again. Knit this way for 3 or 4 inches length atleast, and wide enough to be able to measure across a couple of inches in the middle of the knitting, well in from each end (which will be loose and wonky).[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=deepskyblue]Start out with the needles recommended in the pattern you’re using, or if it doesn’t specify, start out with size 2 dpns for fingering/sock weight yarn.:knitting:Measure a couple of inches in the middle of your swatch, and see how many stitches you’re getting, and how many rows. You can adjust from there.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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I’m in… I’m making toe up 2 at a time on 2 circ socks… :smiley:

:woot:YAY! I’m so glad all of you are joinin in…

I’m hoping I can knit this weekend and finish up the Fancy Silk sock… I haven’t been able to knit all week except at the dr office on Wed.

Nobones~if we can help in any way with the ribbing just let me know!

I’m so glad to see so many just starting their first socks… they look harder than what they are and if you do get stuck just ask away and we will help ya…:thumbsup: