Sunday, October 5, 2008

DPN or Circulars That Is The Question

My blog friend Lena posted about her experience knitting a pair of socks at one time and inspired me to do the same.

So back in March I got the book and was ready to learn how to knit a pair of sock at one time. That has got to be better. Who wants to start that second sock anyway.
Your eyes are not fooling you those are DPNS I was working on. I should have know this wasn't going to go well.



I stopped working on the DPNS and started my pair at one time.
Lookin good!



I needed my DPN fix and put the pair at one time aside.
Yes the old one sock at a time were done in a week or so.




One sock at a time is just fine with me!



I love my DPNS!!!!

18 comments:

Timiae said...

I agree! I got Antje Gillingham's book for Christmas last year and I even took her class when she came to the lys. I like the method, but can't seem to ever finish a pair of socks that way (so far, I've finished one pair... the ones that we learned on in the class, using worsted weight!). I always go back to the dpns.

Stephanie said...

I love the green stripy color way. Thoes are going to be super cute socks. I agree that's a great book.

petrina said...

wow! I don't knit socks, but knitting a PAIR at a time looks amazing!!!

Iron Needles said...

I knit one sock at a time, but use the magic loop method. It uses a long circular needle, and eliminates my tendency for ladder stitches. (And dropping dpns. And getting confused about which needle I am on...). I can pretty much adapt any thing to the 'loops of magickness' now...hats, ipod pockets, anything tubular
!

Tekgirl said...

I've never tried knitting a pair of socks at the same time and I can honestly say that its never appealed either. It's DPNs every time for me!

knakedknitter said...

I really like the green and brown strips. I tried knitting 2 socks at once, but it seemed like it took me forever. I loved the idea of having both socks match in length and everything. dpns are my friend!

lizzzknits said...

I'm with you. Doing two socks at once is too fiddly. I am ok with one at a time on magic loop.

LenaL said...

Oh, both the pairs looks great, and it was really nice to hear about your experiences :-)!

Hugs!

Knitting Mummy said...

Your socks are looking good, I have never made a pair, I am slightly scared of dpn's and have no idea how to knit in the round.lol. That book does look interesting though.
Amanda.x

Megan said...

I do like magic loop but sometimes I just can't get the join to look right and I have to go back to good ol' DPNs. I'm glad that I taught myself to knit socks on DPNs first. Some people seem intimidated by them.

Em said...

I am loving the socks!!!! I haven't tried knitting socks yet as those little DPNs seem rather intimidating...any suggestions?

Lupie said...

Em just jump into DPNs. Get an easy hat pattern something using a set of size 6 or 7 with some worsted weight yarn. It looks harder than it is.

Amanda said...

Your socks all look great. But I have to say I'm a two at a time cicrs girl these days. I've become hooked on cicrs and now feel very clumsy when I pick up my dpns.

Love your blog, by the way.

pegi said...

I love the greens and lavenders of that last one!!
Now I have a question that will show one and all how green I am at knitting....What is DPN ?

LadyDragonTear said...

I just learned how to knit socks (finished my first one yesterday)! I was an avid crocheter and had never done more than knit a long blob of fabric when I was 8 and my Mom first showed me how to knit. I'm definitely hooked on sock knitting now.

I thought I'd never be able to work DPN's and wanted to work on circs, but the store didn't have them in small sizes so I breathed deep and jumped into the land of DPN's. Even after so short a time I feel like I'm comfortable with them now, and I'm in no huge hurry to pick up circs.

I really like the green yarn you're using for the pair at a time socks though, I hope they get finished some day!!

~ Phyllis ~ said...

I love your socks.You have done a great job. I knit socks on the circular method one at a time.
By the way, you should definitely take up spinning.

Jan229 said...

I've made lots of socks using dpns but recently I tried using 2 circulars. I didn't like it very well because it seemed like I spent too much time trying to locate the other circ to knit the other half of the sock. I would like to try that method though, making two socks at once.

Fran said...

I'm partial to DPNs myself. I don't blame you.