Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My First Sock

There are holes and weird picked-up stitches and some places are too loose, but I love it because I taught myself how to do it by reading a book on how to knit socks. Classes for Beginner's Level 2 have just started, and we're just learning more of the basics, like adding and decreasing stitches. I now know how to knit a sock, gusset, instep, and all.


  1. I am sooo jealous. I've been wanting to learn to knit socks. I've done baby blankets, shawls, beanies, tons of washcloths and socks is my new adventure but i've been afraid cause it looks a little intimidating. My niece is having a baby this July so I guess i'm gonna have to take the bull by the horns and just try. Did you use double pointed needles. So far all the instructions i've seen say these needles are necessary and I guess that's what is spooking me a little. i already have enough trouble with just 2 regular needles..... :)

  2. Hi Martha! Yes, you have to use the double pointed needles to knit in the round as there are only 30 or 40 stitches and so it's too small for the connected needles. But it's actually easier than I thought. I've been using Ann Budd's Getting Started Knitting Socks, which has a lot of photos with its step-by-step instructions. If I can do it decently, anyone can do it!

  3. I'm impressed! My extent of knitting is a scarf - and not very well. You should be very proud of yourself.