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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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Customer Reviews for Magic Socks - Knit 2 Socks in 1:

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4.5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 16 customers.)

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June 27, 2015
Andrea K
Excellent class! This is exactly what I was looking for.
May 31, 2015
Syeda I
Kate is a good teacher but she used only dpn's I want to see more on long circular needles technique. I think she should show all types of heels and toe techniques, the waste of time and money for me.
May 20, 2015
Denise W
I'm glad I took the class, Kate is an excellent instructor and explains the technique well, but sadly this method is not for me. I find it too slow, and hard to use for more difficult patterns.
May 5, 2015
Carol S
Oh! This class was WONDERFUL! :)

I've tried for 5 years (off and on) to master knitting two socks at one time using magic loop, dpns, and knitting one sock then the other on the same needle. I understood it but still felt frustrated and confused when trying it. Sigh.

Kate's explanations and modifications to other people's methods of doing this made all the difference! As I watched I started giggling because a light bulb went off! I GOT IT! Her simplified methods have made all the difference!

I'm now taking another of her classes as I enjoy her methods of teaching so thoroughly! If you're looking for a GREAT instructor for 2 in 1 Socks, THIS IS THE CLASS!!
May 3, 2015
Virginia I
I love the class. I couldn't get the same color for both socks to work for me so I thought I would try for two pairs in different colors. I have some variegated yarn that I might try next. I haven't gotten to the point of the heel yet, but I am listening to the rest of the class as I work the legs.
I do have one question: for the foot measurement (minus 2 inches for the toe) - do I measure from the back of the heel, or from where the heel connects under the foot?
Annie's Customer Service

Virginia - So happy to hear that you are loving the video. For the foot measurement, measure from the tip of your toe to the back tip of your heel and subtract your 2 inches. Happy knitting!

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