Friday, January 25, 2013

On My Needles

This is my first post on Judy Laquidara's "Patchwork Times" website under this theme. Why? Because I'm a quilter, not a knitter. At least until last week! I took the plunge (and Judy's challenge) and tried knitting a sock and had such success, I'm already certain I'm hooked on knitting socks!

So, I finished one sock and am on the second. . . only thing is, I'm going to run out of yarn that I probably bought 5 years ago. Since this was only going to be a 'learning' sock, I'm fine with the fact that the final 1/3 of the second sock will not match the first one--LOL!

Question for all you experienced knitters: I used thicker-than-sock-weight yarn with #3 DP needles for this pair casting on 40 stitches which was perfect. Now I want to try a sock weight yarn with #1 needles for the next pair. How do I figure out how many stitches to cast on and follow the great Staci Perry pattern I used? If I end up casting on 60 stitches for example, do I just increase each stitch number in the instructions like I would if I was increasing recipe ingredients? Thanks in advance for your help!


Sandie said...

Your pattern should tell you how many stitches to cast on for the weight of yarn that it is written for. Most patterns are only written for 1 yarn weight. An exception to this is the Charlene Schurch books, Sensational Socks, and the sequel, Even More Sensational Socks. If you get a copy of either of those books, you will have what you need to figure out how many stitches to cast on for the pattern you want, and then can choose a pattern in the book to follow when it comes time to shape the heel and toe. Hope this helped, good luck!

straythreads said...

that sock is so cute I would hang it for Christmas. knitting socks can be so addictive.