[color="#330099"]I've not done a single sock using ML, so I couldn't really follow what the trouble was.
I did my first sock using two circular needles. I had previously used DPNs and was constantly aggravated by all the extra points that kept sticking and snagging my work or yarn. I spent a good deal of time learning to avoid tangling my yarn on the DPNs that were "resting." :??
Perhaps I just had restless DPNs?
Well, to me, 2 circs. are like DPNs that are longer and flexible and you only need two and not 4 or 5! I kept the flap and gusset sts on one needle and worked back and forth on it until it was time to move to the next phase. I don't recall any trouble following the pattern through the decreases, but the pattern I was following was written specifically for working on two circulars.
Is your pattern for working on ML or are you adapting as you go?
If it was written for working on DPNs then perhaps just adding a second circ [optionally adding markers to to logically divide into more DNPs (three or four) might fill that gap between ML and DPNs with fewer "Inter Needle Gaps" to snug up.