I'm scheduled to teach a class on knitting socks on circular needles. To make it easier, I like to start with worsted weight yarn and size 5 needles. For beginning knitters, having the larger needles and yarn make it so much easier to handle and much faster. (Like Nancy S. says, they're great house socks, and I like them in boots too.) So, I am getting my "stuff" together. The yarn I'm going to use is "Encore." Today I decided to cast on and rehearse my "demo" mentally and physically. Those first couple rows are tricky.
We'll have 3 sessions with a little "homework" in between: 1 for the cuff or leg, 1 for turning the heel, and 1 for the toe and kitchner join.
How well do you remember knitting your first pair of socks? Did you use double-points? Circulars? What was the hardest section to get your head wrapped around? How long did it take you to finish the entire pair? Any adult beverages involved? Hot tea to relax? Soda pop to keep you going?