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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Well, I am bummed about two of the patterns I have attempted. The first is the "Lacy Sock in Worsted-Weight Wool" found on Woolworks. At first I used 2 strands of fingering weight with size US2 as suggested. The sock leg looked so thick, it was like cardboard! After reading other patterns which used size US4 needles, my second attempt with my Schaeffer's Helene (half silk and half wool) looks so baggy. Before I threw the yarn and needles down in disgust, I decided to try something smaller and simpler.

When I starting knitting up the "Cable and Lace Baby Booties" I found on the Knit List website, again I was disappointed. This time, the pattern did not make sense after row 8!

HELP!!! I wanted my first real pair of (adult) socks to be Mystery Socks. I have knitted up baby socks without issue, but I may be over my head. :(

I will get the pictures of what I have done so far on my site so you can see the (lack of) progress. =:8


  • Just a suggestion/piece of advice: if you're not an experienced sock knitter, it *might* be better to give yourself all the help you can get by using a clearly written pattern that does have a picture for reference. After all, when you first started learning to drive, you didn't drive with your eyes closed, did you? Actually, I hope you don't do that now, but anyway... so that analogy doesn't work out very well. Just do yourself a favor and make learning how to knit socks easy. Good luck! :-)

    By Blogger KarenK, at 1:01 PM  

  • Sorry you're having so much trouble! :( I would hate for you to abanon the MSKAL in frustration, but maybe KarenK is right in that a mystery sock might not be the best choice for a first sock. I want you to be successful! *grin*
    Maybe someone will have a suggestion for an easy (but still mystery) pattern?

    By Blogger msubulldog, at 5:35 PM  

  • As dull as it migthsound, there aresome great sock patterns that are pictureless on about.com. The one I'm thinking of is caleed, "universal sock pattern". It has instructions for all differnt weights of yarn. It's a great way to start when you have yarn you want to se, but no pattern. It is, incidentaly, the first sock pattern I ever used.

    By Blogger costumechick, at 10:03 AM  

  • I think the suggestion of the universal sock pattern is a great one for a beginning sock knitter. If you've never knit a sock before, it would be best to start with a simple stockinette sock if you are going to do one without a picture to help.

    By Blogger Jennifer, at 9:27 AM  

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