So a few days ago I decided I was going to take a break from knitting the scarf I’m doing, to try something different. I had a search around the internet and it seemed to me like baby socks was what most people recommended as a beginner’s type of thing.
Great, I thought. I headed off to Spotlight to pick up some different yarn and needles. Got home and started making a sock. Unfortunately I failed. It seemed like it was going OK, but I got stuck a few times and had to Google what certain terms meant and how to do a few types of knits.
Here is the final product.
For those of you who don’t knit, you might think ‘it doesn’t look all that bad’. But for those who do knit, I’m sure you’ll think otherwise!
The first thing that is wrong with it is the size. I thought I was using the right type of yarn for the instructions I had, but I must not have. There is no way that sock will fit a human baby. It’s tiny. Perhaps it could fit a doll.
The second thing that is wrong with it, is that I had no idea how to sew it together once I got to the toe part. I tried Googling this but it was impossible to find any instructions. It turns out most people who knit socks use four needles. That’s just too advanced for me to even start thinking about. I just ended up sewing it together really poorly! Oh well..
This won’t put me off though, but perhaps I’ll try to find some easier stuff for now (if there is anything easier than this). If I struggle, I might have to get someone to teach me in person. As great as the internet is, it doesn’t seem to work that well for me.
I think the main reason is because I use the continental way of knitting, while most content online is from American people who knit in a completely different way.