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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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May 17, 2016
Gwen S
This class is great and I have learned a new way to stitch our socks. I wish I could have done it many years ago when I used to make socks for my husband who had a 12 inch foot. I really didn't like doing the second one as I knew it would take a long time. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the ideas and methods. I find the teacher is very easy to understand and gives very clear instructions.
I just wish I could burn the class onto a DVD as my internet is very slow here in the countryside of France and you don't post to France.
March 8, 2016
Cindy I
Very happy with the class. The instructor was pleasant and the class was well organized and well taught. She also answered my question in a timely manner. I would love to take more classes taught by Kate. She's wonderful!
February 29, 2016
Beth W
Fun class! Blew my husbands mind when I pulled out a second sock. Instructions were easy to follow and I love that I can go back and watch the class over as often as I want to, and from any point I want. Instructor was quick to answer my questions. Would like to try this technique with a toe up design.
January 6, 2016
Laraine L
Very good. I have Sockitus and I am going to work on this during 2016. I loved the method took a Magic Loop Class do not like it as well as sock inside sock. The class is very well done. I have been knitting since I was 8 years old and will turn 68 this year so do the math long time and still learning that is what makes it fun thank you.
December 2, 2015
Ruth K
I've wanted to learn how to knit two pairs of socks at the same time for a very long time. The video was very informative, helpful and easy to follow. And I'll definitely be going to more classes.

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