I’m pretty new to knitting and I’m ready (I hope) to graduate from hats to socks. I’m interested in doing the following free pattern from Ravelry:
The pattern states that I need the following needles:
Needles: US 1 (2.25mm) – set of 2 Circular Needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
My first question is, how long do my circular needles need to be? They come in various lengths, so I’m not exactly sure what to get. I’m assuming since they’re for socks, that I should get the shortest length?
Also, it says I need “set of 2 Circular Needles.” I assume this to mean that I need two pairs of circular needles (so 4 needles total), but when I look at the pattern, it only talks about needle1 and needle2, so I don’t know if I need one pair or two pairs (Does “needle1” mean one of the needles in a circular pair, or is it referring to the entirety of the circular needle and then ‘needle2’ would be the second circular needle pair?)
If anyone thinks a different sock pattern would be better for the newest of the newbs, I’m open to suggestion. I definitely want to start with something pretty basic to ease my way into socks. Thank you!