Sunday, October 29, 2006

Trying Something New

Socktoberfest has been extremely inspiring to me. I'm really liking my crocheted socks. With that said, all the sock knitting tutorials are giving me an itch to learn to knit socks! There are so many fabulous designs out there, and all the tutorials that Lolly and Socktoberfest have brought to light are so great. So I dug out a set of size 6 DPNs that I bought forever ago, and some baby yarn to experiment with. The pic is awful, but this is what I came up with:

Not a bad first attempt, I think. It's definitely a stockinette tube. But it doesn't look so great in the places where you switch from one DPN to the next. And knitting in the round feels very awkward to me. I'll keep studying the tutorials and practicing.

I'd really like to learn more about making socks and their construction in general, and I think learning to knit them is a good first step. I'm gonna keep practicing on the DPNs and go from there.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there. I've found that using 5 dpns rather than 4 help prevent the transition ladders between the needles.

Good luck with your socks