Sock-knitters of this board, I need HELP!!!
I have been practising making socks now on double point needles and I absolutely love using double points because it just feels right.
I am to the point where I find that once I finish one sock, my elation quickly disappears as I contemplate the prospect of starting to make a second sock that is exactly the same. For me, the first sock is always exciting, and the second sock is such a chore to knit. Maybe I am the only one who feels this and I’m just a weirdo! :oops:
The other day when I was browsing the net looking for sock-knitting info, I wound up on the sockknitters site again, and I found a new tutorial for knitting 2 socks at the same time on 2 circular needles:
Now I am totally obsessed with this whole idea as it would mean that you can finish a pair of socks at the same time. No more facing the daunting task of starting the second sock!!! Woohoo!!! This looks like a sock-knitting method that I need to learn despite my present addiction to dpns.
The trouble is, I get lost following those tutorial instructions.
I have watched Amy’s video on knitting with 2 circular needles - which totally explains the cast-on and how to start by dividing the cast-on stitches between 2 needles and then sliding them to the other end of the needles to join them. So you could cast on for one sock as per Amy’s video. But then what do you do for the second sock?
Here is the part where I get lost:
It’s the point at which she goes from picture 8 to picture 9. Picture 8 is great - I understand. But picture 9 is a complete mystery, as are all instructions beyond picture 9.
PS I am scared of doing a heel with this method too, but I don’t want to think about that yet.