16 July 2008

Knit 'em, Two at a time, Toe Up. No Problem.

I figured out how to solve the problem of knitting two toe-up socks at a time, using two circulars. (Phew, that's a lot of the letter "t".)

1. Wind off your skein of yarn so you have it divided equally into two balls.
2. Stick them in a zip lock bag. 
3. Zip it shut except for the corners on each side. Leave those un-zipped.
4. Knit to your heart's content.
5. Flip the bag as you go from front to back to keep strands always uncrossed. 
Easy, peasy. Click this link to get the Lifestyle Toe Up socks guide. Then, get knitting.
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Follow up: 9 August 2008
Finished these socks at the end of July.  This method knits up really well - and I loved having a pair of socks at the end of the project. No second-sock-syndrome here. 

When I got to the heel, I took one sock off the needles and put it one of the circular needles to hold it. I then knit the heel for each sock, and when I was ready to start knitting in the round again, I put them both back on the needles as illustrated above and finished up. This is the only way to do socks!

Sock Stats
Yarn: Fortissima Colori Socka Color, 1 skein, 100 grams, abour $20 USD
Color: 11/Lot 420025
Needle: Size 1


  1. Followed you here from Ravelry. I'm addicted to knitting socks. Thanks! for the Lifetime Socks info. Can I use the short row heel (best one I've seen) for top down socks? Seems reasonable. Going to try it anyway! Love your cat, too. Paula in Iowa

  2. HI,
    I tried to download the PDf file to try and follow your techniques but the ling seems to be broken. Is the pattern elsewhere? for sale?

    Thank you

  3. When I consolidated all my patterns, I moved them to Ravelry so all users would get updates easily. See my socks pattern page here and click the link for the free download: http://www.k1p1design1.com/socks.html


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