In these waning hours of Socktoberfest, it has become very clear that there is just no way that a mere calendar month – even one with 31 days! – can do these socks any justice. There is just so much to learn, to share, and to use!
With so much sock yarn and so many lovely patterns, we want to make socks all of the time. Unfortunately we don't have 8 arms, but there is a way we can trick the fates a little – by knitting 2 socks at the same time! How now? Thankfully, one Socktoberist has prepared a great tutorial for doing just that!
|Sara at Quacking Fiber Addict uses an unconventional method and has great results! See her wonderful tutorial using a mini-circular needle, which she reports as "so much easier than DPNs"!|
She has outlined each step of the process with great photos, and has documented it so well. Thank you, Sara, for putting this together! Click on the picture of Sara knitting away to go straight to the tutorial!
Sara notes that a knitter who wants to try 2 socks on 2 circular needles may need a little practice with circular sock knitting in the first place. A great place to help you learn how to knit socks on circular needles (one at a time) is this tutorial.
I have not tried 2 socks on 2 circulars before, but I would love to hear from people who have! Does it "trick" your mind into thinking that you are actually knitting faster? I can see the obvious benefit of not having the dreaded "Second Sock Syndrome", and that in itself makes me want to try this method!