knitting socks

Greece
January 29, 2013 1:24pm CST
I have been trying to knit myself a pair of socks, but I find it very difficult to knit on the round. I am left handed so whether that is part of the problem I don't know. Anyway I got on to the internet and found a pattern for socks that is knitted on two needles and sewn together at the end. I feel ashamed of myself but it was just too fiddly to carry on. I can sew a very tidy seam so I am hoping that the socks will be OK. I am halfway through the first sock at the moment.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
30 Jan 13
Oh Good! I have a left-footed friend who dearly needs a pair or perhaps 2 pair of left-footed socks. He has been looking for these socks for almost 40 years, without any luck. I'm sure you can can knit left-footed socks without any problem because you knit left-handed!
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
30 Jan 13
Did you know that a left-handed person always starts a journey on his left foot?
• Greece
30 Jan 13
That must be because it is the one we use for the accelerator on the car!
• United States
29 Jan 13
I never learned to knit socks. My mom had the flexible needle with the two ends. She could make those old timey argyle socks. You see golfers wear them. She was talented with knitting. I can't do it. I just buy my socks at Walmart. I can knit and pearl and that's it. My mom could do cables and popcorn stitches. I never could. I can crochet some. I make afghans. That's my limit.
• Greece
30 Jan 13
I have made an afghan blanket too, now that was interesting to do and I enjoy doing the small squares one at a time. Having a knitting machine spoiled me and now I haven't the patience to take on big items.
@paigea (22453)
• Canada
26 Nov 15
I am sure that will turn out fine. I have knitted rounds with 4 needles. Once I got onto it, it was easy. But I was only making coffee cup sleeves. So just the tops of socks! lol
• United States
12 Feb 13
If you need some help my BFF uses this site for left handed knitters..http://www.theknittingsite.com/how-to-knit-left-handed/
@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
30 Jan 13
I wouldn't feel so bad because I'm sure it's quite complicated to figure the manoeuvres out for a left hander. I'll go so far to say there are probably many in the same boat. I had some lovely pure wool specifically for socks. I bought it back when I worked in a haberdashery store. However I recently culled my woolly bits and I have a dreadful feeling that I gave this yarn away as well. I was really looking forward to knitting some socks on the multi needles.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
30 Jan 13
Some things we might think it's hard to do it on ourselves after we found out that it's easy to do it, we felt ashamed
@averygirl72 (16620)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
I don't know how to knit and I don't see people in our country knitting at home. Very few knows how to crochet and I admire their finish products. I love crocheting and I love to do some cute socks for babies someday too. It's fun to finish one project.
• United States
29 Jan 13
I have not attempted to knit socks yet. One of these years I will. I'm a right-handed knitter and a left-handed crocheter. When I crochet, the left front becomes the right front and vice versa. Can be a pain sometimes especially when working on buttonhole strips and such.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
29 Jan 13
My mom rest in peace, used to have that same problem. Good luck, hope you can get them done...
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
29 Jan 13
I learned to knit a very long time ago. And then I taught myself to crochet. Now I crochet more than I knit. I have a few patterns for crocheted socks. There is one pattern that I use almost exclusively. I haven't bought socks in over a couple of years. I think the knit socks come out too bulky to suit me but that could just be the yarn I used. For the crochet socks, I use sock yarn or smaller.
@Archie0 (4669)
29 Jan 13
Hi there, i can't tell you how much i love knitting, when in my school days they taught us to knit socks for babies and even a cap and sweater. I did knit a pair of socks with the two needles. I find them easy, but i have forgotten some ways to do it now as i haven't tried them since i left school. But i developed interest for it since that time. I want to knit a black sweater for myself but i have been told it is very difficult to do so? Well i would request you, if you upload pictures of your completed socks later. Too excited to see them.