Newbie on sock knitting-help!

[B][FONT=Century Gothic][SIZE=4]its my first time for socks. ive read the pattern but im still a little lost. how do i divide the stitches without twisting? any special tips before i really get into it?[/SIZE][/FONT][/B]

If I understand you question correctly, you want to make sure to slip your stiches purl-wise from one needle to the next.

Let me know if that’s not what you are getting at.


“being careful not to twist” is important in any circular project. After you cast on, you have to join the stitches into a circle to knit in the round. If the stitches have twisted around the needle at any point and you join them, you’re knitting will be twisted and can’t be fixed.

One way to be sure is to knit a few rows flat and then join, sewing up the little gap that happens with the tail.

It helps to lay the needles out on a flat surface first then pick them up to join.