Numbers of the dbl points when knitting socks

hi…I am knitting some socks and I am a beginner. I am using 5 dbl pts and have a square. if needle #1 is in front of me is needle #4 to my left? do I always knit from 1 to 4 to 3 to 2 back to 1? I casted on 68 stiches per my directions and the last needle has 20, the others have 16. when I join them this 20 sts needle (suppose to be #4) is the first one to my left.

Am I confused.
Seeking help…
Kim

to me it seems like the needle with the working yarn would be needle 4 and the needle next to it, where you join would be needle 1, then 2, then 3, and then back to 4 again. But I could be totally wrong.

Have you looked at Silver’s sock tutorial? That might clear some things up for you. http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Beginning.htm

If you read over the info that is found on this episode of Knitty Gritty…including final page u will find lots of info. Since u r using 5 dpns this tutorial will be very helpful, too.
When I cast on the 1st needle that I knit onto is #1, the working yarn is coming from #4; when u get to the heels it’s very important that you have your needles #'ed as u will read in both of the links that I gave you. Don’t worry…you can do it :wink:

I like to use only 4 dbl points when I make socks. I think it fits easier in my hands. But if you want to do some specific stiches or patterns or something you make have to go up one more needle. I would check out Silver’s sock tutorial. Now lemme where did I put tha tlink… :thinking:

Here it is. Silver’s tutorial is the BEST :thumbsup:

http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Beginning.htm