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April 9, 2007

A million thank yous to the brilliant person on the Socknitters group who posted the idea of knitting both socks at the same time on dpns (wish I could remember who you are). I am shocked and amazed at how well this technique works. Just a few days ago I was moaning about how B O R I N G this sock was to knit and how L O N G the cuff was. Well, I cast on the second sock and, as if by magic, my socks went

From this

To this

To This

in a matter of 4 days (with no more than a hour spent on knitting each day). At this rate I will be finished with the pair in a day or two. It is almost like the socks are racing to see which one gets finished first. Right now the blue needles sock is in the lead by a gusset but the silver needles socks is rounding the gusset and closing fast. It may be a photo finish.

This sock has a horseshoe or Dutch heel which is quite attractive and fun to knit. I am not certain of the purpose of the “seam” down the back but I like the look.

Keep on socking!!!!

Yarn – Knit Picks Dancing Two step
Pattern – Madder Rib from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Needles – Size 1 dpns

2 Comments leave one →
  1. NancyMaria permalink
    April 9, 2007 2:43 pm

    Looking good with two at once AND the Dancing yarn!

  2. scrub with needles permalink
    April 14, 2007 3:40 pm

    Hi Tabitha. I don’t think I would ever finish a second sock, I even if I hadn’t learned to knit them with the magic loop system, 2 socks at a time on a long circular needle! Yours are gorgeous! I have looked at your blog quite a few times! You are very talented!

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