9.06.2009

2 at a time, it’s always been a good idea

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It all started with the book by  Melissa Morgan-Oakes (rav link). Knitting two socks at a time. I have tried several other methods of knitting two at a time socks and this is the one that “clicked” for me.

The greatest thing about knitting two at a time besides not having the “second sock syndrome” is any alterations you make in the pattern, are immediately done on each sock. I had trouble writing it down, (thinking I’ll remember I did this), ha, no telling how long it would be between each sock.

 003 (3) 2 at a time Sailor’s Delight Socks

I love her book and the patterns. Almost all of the patterns are for socks I would actually make and wear, or gift to someone. Hot tip!! She is in process of writing another book! The second book will be out in April of 2010 and is toe-up, two at a time.

 

 0172 at a time Berry Season socks

I did try other methods before this one made sense, if this book doesn't work for you try some others:

Knitting Circles Around Socks: Knit Two at a Time on Circular Needles by Antje Gillingham

Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles: a Manual of Elegant Knitting Techniques and Patterns by Cat Bordhi

the Queen Kahuna Books, she has toe up and cuff down on two circulars

Come to Silver has a detailed tutorial on two at a time toe up socks on her site she blogs here

Suddenly I was thinking 2 at a time for many things. Mittens,  and sleeves!  I have read about  making both sweater sleeves at one time before but never seriously contemplated trying it. Melissa’s book has given me the skills to plan and carry this out.

I have recently fallen in love with a Knitscene fingerless mitts pattern and am determined to knit them 2 at a time.

013 Destined to become fingerless mitts!

May your needles fly as fast as dragonflies…

2 comments:

  1. I've only made one sweater so far but I wish I had known about 2AAT when I knit it. It would have been so much better than trying to count pattern repeats over and over to see where I was at.

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  2. Hey, no fair.... you started after me and you're way ahead of me!!! :-)

    I'm slogging away on my first pair of socks. This fine sock yarn sure is slow compared to the worsted that I usually use. At the rate I'm going it will be next summer before I get these woolen socks finished!

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