First Socks

A couple of months ago, I tried my hand at my first pair of socks. And, I’m happy to report that I did not suffer from gauge problems, size denial, measuring problems, heel-turning mess-ups, or second sock syndrome. In fact, they were quite easy and quick to make; I made a pair in one night!
I used the book Getting Started Knitting Socks by Ann Budd and I used the simple sock pattern with a gauge of 5 stitches per inch. This pair is made with Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in purple. It’s a worsted weight yarn, so the socks are fairly thick compared to the traditional knitted sock, but I didn’t want to use fancy yarn on my first attempt. I have actually worn this pair numerous times and they wear and wash just fine.
Now I am trying the technique of knitting two socks at the same time on a long circular needle using the book 2-at-a-time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes. I had problems at first, but now I’m starting to get the hang of it. And the great thing is, the technique can be applied to any sock pattern, so I don’t have to alter the pattern to fit this style of making socks.


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