Saturday, January 30, 2010

two first

By George I think I have it, the hang of the toe up sock technique and knitting two socks at a time using the magic loop method!

Now I consider myself to be quite an experienced magic loop knitted, but find this method for two socks at time to be slightly fiddly. Between knitting the short rows there is constant pulling of the loops from sock to sock and row to row and keeping the two balls of yarn straight and on the correct side. I do believe I spend more time with the procedure than I spend knitting.

The socks I have on the needles is the basic sock pattern from Wendy Johnson's book, Socks from the Toe Up. I'm really digging the Toe Up thingy and think I will be inspired to use this process again and again. My basic socks are knit using stash yarn, Sweet Georgia in the colorway, Still Water.

Knowing I'm not alone when I say I always knit that "First" sock with much excitement then loss the drive and focus to start and finish the "Second" one. For this reason, future socks will be knit using the magic loop (I detest DPs) and two at a time by knitting each sock in sections. Example: toe of sock one then toe of sock two, foot of sock one then foot of sock two....you get it! At least this will eliminate those lonely socks.


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