I made my first pair of socks from a patons worsted weight yarn. But that was for my husband’s size 15 feet.
Since then I’ve taught most people with a sports or DK weight yarn. Then we made small socks. Mainly to get the technique down.
In regards to the second sock syndrom. I only ever had that once. I finished the sock and then didn’t have time cast on right away. For me the key is to cast on right after I’ve finished grafting the toe. As in the same breath!
For me, the one time I didn’t was because the kids had snapped two of my dpns and I didn’t have the money to purchase new… and I’ve never knitted the second sock yet!
As per the dpns versus the circs… I use both and like both. When I’m doing a lacy pattern or something a wee bit more particular I like the points on my KP sock needle dpns. Okay, I love them.
I’m using Hiya Hiya needles in size 1 or so for my magic loop method. I like the ML method because it is easier and I find faster because you are changing needles less frequently. Often I’ll ribb the cuff ML method and then switch to dpns for a fancy leg, or keep up the ML, do the flap and gusset on dpns and switch back to ML for the foot and toe.
For toe up, ML for the short row toe, ML the foot, ML the short row heel, ML… okay… I knit them ML the whole way, :lol:
So there you go… one opinion amoung many. Try both and you’ll figure out which you like best. But give them both a good try…