I tried them last year and after several false starts actually completed a cuff... yeah! My problems..outside of never working with dpn's, never working with sock weight fiber, and never reading a sock pattern.. was...dropping an occasional stitch..and not being able to correct it..so, after many attempts and never making it past the cuff... I put the project in the time out chair in the corner and told myself I'd dig them out "in the new year"..
January passed..and now with this NSSKAL group..I find myself inspired to try again.. My goal till the end of February is to complete 1 sock...crap I'll be happy if I get past the cuff...in reality..I'll be happy to get past the second row! Here goes..
I attempt the pattern 5 times in a sitting..after that I'm ready to poke someone with a dpn.
After some kind suggestions..I found a pattern using
a 3 dpn knit as opposed to the 4 I was trying to manage..
and it actually went much better...by my 5th attempt I was much more comfortable with the needles and didn't feel like murder when I did screw up!
Hopefully, by this time next week.. I may have a cuff done.. err..maybe not.. but I'm going to try!
well..If we survive the blizzard forecast for this weekend.. 16-24 inches of snow, starting tomorrow through sunday..
any and all help, suggestions, and advice for sock knitting is greatly appreciated!