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Skill Level: Intermediate
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.
Customer Reviews for Magic Socks - Knit 2 Socks in 1:
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!!
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!