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Skill Level: Intermediate
Kate Atherley
Magic Socks - Knit 2 Socks in 1
Magic Socks - Knit 2 Socks in 1
Kate Atherley, Instructor

You'll love the results of this amazing double-knitting technique in which you knit 2 socks simultaneously on the same set of needles! Find out more in the Class Description below.


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Magic Socks - Knit 2 Socks in 1 FAQ

Do you show how to do this with two circular needles?Expand

In the class I give instructions for working on both double-point needles (DPNs) and with a long circular needle using the Magic Loop method, and the written pattern includes details for both methods too! The process for working with two circular needles is almost exactly the same as for working with Magic Loop; just follow those instructions in the written pattern, and those demos on the video.

I notice that the sock has (k1, p1) ribbing at the top; can I use (k2, p2) instead?Expand

Absolutely! I demo how to work (k1, p1) ribbing, and the process is the same, but you'll work two knit stitches with each yarn, and then two purl stitches with each yarn. You can work any ribbing you want -- as long as it divides evenly in your number of stitches, of course. Just make sure that when you're working the ribbing, you keep track carefully. For example, if you're working (k2, p2), you'll need to k1 yarn A, k1 yarn B, k1 yarn A, k1 yarn B, then p1 yarn A, p1 yarn B, p1yarn A, p1 yarn B.

How do we correct the knitting if we accidentally knit the two socks together?Expand

If you accidentally use the wrong yarn for a stitch, or catch the 'resting' yarn when working a stitch, you can drop the stitches down on both socks, untangle them, and pick up the stitches individually -- a crochet hook is very helpful for this.

I'm getting holes at the sides of the heels. How can I avoid that?Expand

This can happen if you're not picking up the wraps correctly -- it can be a bit tricky! Watch the demo to make sure you've got the hang of it. Sometimes, you can see holes at the very top of the heel, just where you rejoin to work in the round for the foot. You can close up that hole by picking up a strand of yarn between the instep and the heel, and working that together with its neighboring stitch.

I'm having a little bit of trouble with joining the round; it seems loose, and I always have a long thread at the start of the round.Expand

It can be tricky to get a really tight join at the start of the first round; just make sure you pull it as tight as you possibly can! When you work around to the start of the round on subsequent rounds, keep pulling tight. You can also use the tail to close that gap when you weave it in!

I can't wear wool. Can any other yarn be used?Expand

Yes, any yarn that gets gauge would be fine. A cotton or bamboo blended with elastic works best for wool-free socks.

FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
The Magic Socks Concept
Learn the Double-Knitting ...
Begin Your Magic Socks
Work the Leg & Heel
Work the Foot & Toe
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

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4.5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 32 customers.)

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May 7, 2018
Eileen P
Great class! Clear instructions for a fun project. The 2-at-at-time process is easy enough to learn, and Kate Atherley was very helpful in pointing out specific areas where additional attention is needed (ribbing, heel wraps, and toe decreases). I'm anxious to use this method on more socks!
May 5, 2018
Carmen R
I enjoy this class and I am trying to make the socks, I am making them without a heel as I am not confident as yet about the heel, making. But I will try the heel at another time am also trying toe-up socks as well. thank you for your help
November 22, 2016
Janice S
I enjoy this class very much. The instruction is clear, easy to follow, and the instructor answered my questions right away. Having wrestled with two-at-a-time socks on magic loop, I am thrilled to learn how to accomplish this on DPNs! Grateful for this class and highly recommend it.
October 6, 2016
Jacki C
Excellent teacher but it was too much concentrating for my senior brain. Gave up after doing 2" of foot. Been making socks for a long time and need to stick to what works for me.
September 27, 2016
Donna N
Great class. Don't understand the few complaints. I do wish she'd delved into a gusset heel but I've sent that in as a question. Short row heel was new to me so, especially as an absolute beginner knitter with only pair of socks under my belt, she has really challenged me with this and I think she did a great job.

The editing was not so good. If the instructor ratings were separate from the video ratings I would still have given her a five but video quality and editing would get a 2.5. Either get some new editing people and new review people or retrain those who have.

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