Sunday, October 01, 2006

First Pair of Socks


TA-DA! My first pair of socks. More like slippers, but what did I know about double-pointed needles, sport weight vs. sock weight yarn, ssk, ssp and which way to re-load stitches after frogging. Not to mention...getting the stripes to match and the "kitchner toe". Nada, zippo, zilch. The entire process was a huge learning curve.

These were made on 3.25 bamboo double-points (48 stitches) with sport weight "yarn" from JoAnns. Never again.

I've purchased a skein from Emily and it's over in my bag yelling, "pick me next"!

So....now here's my problem. I don't know what to change. Do I change the size of needle AND yarn AND number of stitches? I can't find any site that says "do this, this and this" without alot of "if, ands or buts"! I am after a nice weight sock to wear with my crocs to work, semi-casual.

HELP!!!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish I could help but i have NO Idea!

Shelina said...

Congratulations on finishing your first pair of socks.

JudyL said...

Look at this site if you haven't already. It helped me a lot!

http://www.knittingatknoon.com/

Judy L.