Two Socks

Two Socks Practice Tube

Two Socks Practice Tube

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person with three projects must be in want of a fourth!

I have always been intrigued by the idea of knitting two socks at once – no more second sock syndrome!

Kate Atherley has a course at Annie’s called¬†Magic Socks: Knit 2 Socks in 1¬† and I decided to give it a go.

This course is great. Kate explains things very well – everything is very clear and simple. So far I am just knitting my practice tube, which I will use as a tension square before knitting the actual socks. I am finding I am quite slow as I am not able to hold both yarns at the same time, but I am sure with a bit of practice I will improve.

This technique does require quite a bit of focus. I can see how easy it would be to lose focus and end up knitting the two socks together! For this reason I think this technique will just be a novelty technique in my repertoire and I will just revert to knitting two socks using double pointed needles (I wasn’t that taken with the magic loop method either). However, it is always good to learn something new.

If you are contemplating this course, then I say just jump in and have a go. Kate’s a great teacher, very personable I wish I could attend one of her classes in person, but Canada is a long way from Australia!

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