1.16.2008

Sock knitting on circular needles




I love to knit socks, so satisfying to knit. Compact to travel and stuff in a purse to go with me anywhere. Wonderful to wear! Great for a gift, even people who have never had hand knitted socks will go "ahhh..." when wearing them.


So when my LYS offered a class to teach knitting two socks at the same time on circular needles I immediately signed up for it. It used the often heard of Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles: a Manual of Elegant Knitting Techniques and Patterns by Cat Bordi.

I was so excited. I dutifully bought all of my needed items!! Ohhhh a chance to buy more sock yarn. (I have some at home, but when signing up for a class, I get 20% off whatever I buy) So of course I had to pick out some new sock yarn!!!

Sockotta, The Plymouth Italian Collection, Cotton/wool blend, Color 605 a blue/green/gold, blend. I was ready!!
Well life happened and I missed the class. The yarn, book and needles are still untouched.
But then I discovered this crazy book on a yahoo yarn group, and ordered it, if you are interested in knitting socks, that fit, on Two at a time, on two circular needles, toe up or cuff down you have to check this site out!!
This book is sooooooo detailed, I cannot even emphasise how many photos (over 240, yes no typo here) there are, you could buy it, and not know how to knit and get these socks done.
You can use any yarn, put lace into your pattern, or cables, a "fitted" sock that really fits and feels great. Best of all, when you are done with them, you have them both.
There is also a Yahoo group, for any questions you may have.
This is a super fun book and you will really use it.
Check it out!!
Keep On Knitting!!

1 comment:

  1. I've done the 2 sox on 2 circs, and the magic loop (2 sox on one incredibly long needle) and still my preferred method is using short (4") bamboo dpns. I don't seem to get ladders with the dpns.

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