Monday, February 27, 2006

i need sock advice!

i still have one more sleeve to go on my bolero (i think i'll call it my picolero) and want to make socks. never made them before and i do not understand the directions for two socks on two circs so forget it! i do love knitting sleeves on one long circ tho so i'd like to try socks on one long circ. i'm going to practice on lion magic stripes cause i have it and on double pointed needles cause i have them and use the pattern that goes with the magic stripes. but i have questions. how long of a circ do i need and what size or sizes should i buy, what kind of yarn is the best and what pattern...there are millions. i'd love tried and true pattern suggestions, accompanied by the appropriate needle size and yarn. i wear really simple and comfortable things and socks with a pattern seem like they would be annoying, are they? any body have any ideas before the next kal?

1 comment:

Colleen said...

Um.... that's a loaded question. I can tell you from experience, that I use US size 1 DPNs with Magic Stripes, and I cast on 64 stitches (for an 8" wide foot). For the rest, I respectfully direct you to, which has everything you could possibly desire to know about making socks.