2-at-a-time Socks

2-at-a-time Socks

The Secret of Knitting Two at Once on One Circular Needle

eBook - 2007
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Sock knitters everywhere know the frustration of Second Sock Syndrome. It goes something like this: A cute new sock pattern and soft, foot-warming yarn lead to many happy knitting hours, resulting in . . . ONE sock. The first sock is done (and it's adorable!) but pattern distraction sets in. Who wants to knit the same project all over again? There are so many new projects waiting to be discovered. Melissa Morgan-Oakes ends the drudgery of the second sock by showing knitters how to cast on and knit two socks at one time on one long circular needle! Her method is captured in step-by-step photographs, clearly showing knitters how to turn out two socks at the same time. Goodbye to lonely, abandoned single socks. Hello to unlimited pretty pairs, knit on one needle (often finished on the same day), and worn with pride and that gratifying sense of accomplishment. Oakes is a dedicated knitter, knitwear designer, and knitting instructor who has known the frustration of Second Sock Syndrome. Her easy-to-learn technique enables sock stitchers to adapt any pattern to her two-at-a-time method. But before experimenting with other patterns, readers will want to try Morgan-Oakes's 15 original designs. Fun and creative, they include simple to complex choices, a variety of yarn weights, and designs for women, men, and children. Socks are small, relatively inexpensive, and interesting to knit ? a favorite portable choice of busy knitters. Keep the fun in sock-stitching with the innovative new technique that produces two socks ? yes, that's one sock for each foot ? at the very same time! Consumer testimonial ? I am a new knitter and purchased 2-at-a-time Socks. Perfect! This is a book is the best investment I've ever made! I have a lovely pair of socks ... for the first time! Very comprehensive instructions, as well as a very easy-to-understand glossary in the back. I recommend this book to anyone interested in knitting socks. So much easier than the double pointed needles! ? Deborah, Colorado Springs, CO
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2007
ISBN: 9781603421706
Characteristics: 1 online resource (143 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Alternative Title: Two at a time socks


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Apr 20, 2012

I like the instructions in her later book. It is a tough workthrough to get started on the two at a time socks. Use the Magic Loop method. Great to be able to do a pair at a time. No chance of leaving one sock unfinished.

Nov 12, 2011

I am about to try this one to make ankle warmers two at a time, maybe mitts.

I like Morgan-Oakes' other book, "Toe-Up" 2at a Time Socks. Once i was able to get the fussy cast-on, took a couple of tries, the socks were great, and we could try them on for fit while I was knitting, so I was able to adjust width, etc. Plus, I didn't run out of yarn while i was still doing the feet.

alt1977 Jul 20, 2010

I tried 3 times to figure out how to do this. I found the instructions confusing and the technique awkward (bending your circulars in half - really???). I couldn't get past the cast-on stage.

BTW, I am a long time knitter (over 20 years) so I thought this would be easy.


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