5.13.2008

Progress on socks on one circular needle

Now that I know what I am doing this is progressing quickly, and is nice to transport in my purse to knit. It's nice not to have a bunch of dp's sticking out and my stitches coming off.

I am actually using a 32 inch long needle, I know it calls for a 40 inch. I think this would make it easier, but I have had no trouble. I am using sock yarn, maybe the 40 inch would be necessary if you were using a bulkier yarn.

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The author emailed me, (many thanks, with corrections to the book)

CORRECTIONS FOR THE BOOK;
You’ll want to make the following changes to the technique section of the book, and then check Storey Publishing’s web site for the errata in a couple of charts. Changing the steps below will make this a smooth process (honest!)

Step 17: next to last sentence should read “End having just worked a right side row”

Turning the Heels, last sentence should read ”…beginning with sock A”

Step 18: Should read “On heel flap A…”

Step 22, 23: change all B’s to A’s.

Once I got this, things breezed along. I am already planning on trying another pair.

With the heel turned and the gusset almost done I am getting excited.

This is the only circular needle method that I have found that you can use your favorite sock pattern. (well except for magic loop) which is very similar.

2 comments:

  1. Don't you love knitting on circulars? I use the "socks of two circs" method. It's so much easier than dpns. You are doing a really good job on yours.

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  2. That's definately on my "to do list" - learn to knit socks on circular needles. I hear you on all the points sticking out.

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