06 March 2013

-:- yarn along // same as last week



Last weekend, I finally cast on for those socks I was telling you about - and now I'm officially on my way to getting two identical socks done at the same time. I used this incredible tutorial to learn how to work two socks at once using magic loop - and while it's a little bit tangly at the beginning, it's pretty smooth sailing once you get the first few rows done.

My biggest regret is that I didn't make sure each section of my sock started with a knit stitch - two of my four sections started with purl stitches and those are always hard for me to pull snug at the beginning of a new section. I fixed everything, but will pay more attention to that next time. 

My focus this week will be on that mystery gift - I'm at the end of my first skein and always procrastinate at this stage - rolling skeins of yarn into balls of yarn seems to be my sticking point.

Happy Wednesday and happy knitting!

xox

19 comments:

  1. There are not too many game-changing innovations in knitting, but the Magic Loop is surely one.
    It's looking good!

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  2. oh mystery gift, what are you??? love your socks they look beautiful!!

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  3. This is the BEST way to knit socks...I loved my first pair...binding them off, putting them on my feet...DONE! So much fun!

    Love your photograph...the green on red is so effective!

    Here's mine:
    http://www.theknittygrittyhomestead.blogspot.ca/2013/03/yarn-along-magical-and-winged-things.html

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  4. I am currently knitting this sock but on one circular needle like on her first video. After these I think I will have to try two at once. I'l try to remember your suggest about the knit stitch when I start mine. Thank you for sharing

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  5. I've never used the Magic Loop, you'll have to let us know how it worked out for you. Very pretty yarn you picked for the socks!

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  6. I've heard of knitting two socks at a time with the magic loop, but I've never learned about it. I guess I've got a sock phobia and second sock syndrome.

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  7. I have never successfully made socks. They are such tiny needles and thin yarn... And then the idea that I would have to make TWO?!?! Maybe the two at a time would be good idea for me.

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  8. I'm loving the two socks at the same time.......!!!

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  9. Very Pink has some EXCELLENT tutorials on YouTube.

    I'm glad you're on your way to knitting two socks at once. Best of luck!

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  10. Ooh I like the idea of knitting two socks at the same time!!

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  11. I like to knit my socks two at a time, otherwise im almost certain I would never knit the second sock:)

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  12. enjoy your sock knitting! it sounds like a wonderful plan two at a time, and the yarn you are using is so lovely!

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  13. What could be better then two socks at once! Some day I will be brave and try...until then I look forward to watching yours come along.

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  14. I think I need to try two at a time again. Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Love the green on red!

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  15. I too am attempting socks 2 at a time right now....yours look great!!!

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  16. I love knitting sock but have yet to try two at a time ~ maybe some day! Yours are looking great and I love the color :)

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  17. I love handmade socks and this is the best method to make them with, in my opinion. Up until this...I always stopped after the first sock. I suck at getting that second sock finished. Needless to say, I have a drawer full of mismatched singles. LOL. Oh...LOVE tweed. And green IS my favourite colour. These socks will be perfect in my book. :) xo

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  18. I really want to try sock knitting, and this method looks like a great way to do them!

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