#19. Two at a Time Socks

IMG_20180716_1319005_rewindI have started my first attempt to knit two socks at one time.  I bought a book on the subject but of course I haven’t read it yet.  Just jumped in.  The problem with knitting one sock at a time is that when you finish the first sock, you are only half way done.  There’s the pair to make.  And hopefully I took good notes on exactly how I did the toe and heel so that they match.

In my sock class and even our Friday morning knit sessions, there has been lots of talk about knitting two at a time.  At a minimum you need a long circular needle (magic loop) to be able to keep the four sections apart (front and back of each sock).  So I decided to try with the relatively easy “vanilla” footie pattern and the thicker Fixation yarn (less stitches).  I think I’ve figured out how to use stitch markers to keep track of the front of each sock and the right versus left sock (with the vanilla “pattern” there really isn’t a left versus right).

The toe and foot parts are pretty straight forward.  I’m not sure what to do when I reach the heel.  Guess I’ll actually have to read the book. 😉   I’m excited that all is going well so far.  I hope to only do two at a time in the future.

Course that probably means buying more needles that have longer cords.  Seems that I’m constantly “upgrading” my knitting supplies as I learn what I like in needles, stitch markers, yarn/project bags, etc.  Seems I’ll have plenty of things for my Christmas wish list.  😁

 

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