Two At A Time Socks
Many sock knitters prefer to knit both socks at the same time to prevent the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome. Toe-Up socks (knitted singly or in pairs) are also very popular for a number of reasons, so we’ll explore the two most common cast-ons for toe-up knitting and discuss how to apply the techniques to working two socks at once.
Two At A Time Sleeves
Sweater knitters, likewise, often prefer to knit their sleeves in the round at the same time – it’s a great way to assure that length and shaping are identical! But of course sleeves (or cuff down socks) need a different cast-on than toe-up socks. In fact, you can use any of your favorite regular cast-ons for circular knitting to knit two-at-a-time but the procedure of setting up your stitches on the needles is quite different than a typical cast-on.
On Tuesday November 6 we’re debuting a new class: Casting On: Two at a Time. In this workshop knitters will have the opportunity to learn both toe-up cast-ons (Judy’s Magic Cast-On and Turkish, or Eastern Cast-on) as well as how to set up a regular cast-on for knitting sleeves and cuff down socks. We’ll also discuss which heel turns do (and don’t) work well when knitting two at a time, strategies for keeping track of where you are, and even how to knit two sleeves flat at the same time!