First up lets talk about yarn....
Do you fancy any of these yarns??
75% washable wool, 25% nylon is what I use.
I'm sure you could also use acrylic but I prefer the above.
Note always check the side of the ball of yarn for needle size.
Believe me they are not all the same.
This is my yarn basket. An antique picnic basket that I bought while out antiquing this summer. Closes up and with the two handles I can take it anywhere.
Look inside and see all my fancy yarn and needles.
Hanging on the top of the basket are the two most recent pairs that I have knitted on circular needles. I have found that after I conquered the first pair, the second knitted up so fast.
Even though I have double pointed needles in my basket I choose the circular needles.
By no means am I a pro, but I learn from my mistakes.
The first pair on the left are quite large so I adapted the pattern and
the ones on the right are perfect.
Are we ready to get started??
First you will need Circular Knitting Needles, I'm using
3.25mm or #3 US and the cable is 24in/60 cm and yarn of your choice.
Let's cast on 54 stitches.
I use the Twisted German cast on .
You can find that here.
Tail end off to the left, ball end to the right, tail end over thumb
ball end over finger.
Then we will divide your stitches evenly.
Slide your stitches to the middle of the cable,
pull the cable up in the middle of the 54 stitches so
you have now have 27 stitches on each side of the cable
then pull them onto the needles as you see here.
We are not ready to knit yet. Make sure the stitches aren't
Now pull the needle with the tail and ball end back down on the cable,
Now you are ready to start.
It's as clear as mud right....
I know that once you have mastered the magic loop you will never go back to knitting on double pointed needles.
This is the sock that I am currently working on........
If you are interested in the pattern that I adapted, drop me a line and I will gladly share it with you.
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