View Full Version : Figure 8 cast on???
11-01-2007, 11:53 PM
I want to try 2 socks at the same time, toe up, on 1 circular needle. I have plenty of sock experience but my intructions say to use a figure 8 cast on. I have never heard of this before and can't find it in my knitting book or online...
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
11-01-2007, 11:57 PM
Silver's tutorial - http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/2mlsocks_start.htm - has a good demonstration of the figure 8. (Personally, I found the Turkish cast-on (http://fluffyknitterdeb.blogspot.com/2005/10/knitting-made-easier-turkish-cast-on.html) easier than the figure 8 -- I have no idea why, since it's fairly similar. *shrug*)
11-02-2007, 12:14 AM
Thanks! I like the looks of the turkish cast on better. I am too tired to start tonite, but maybe will give it a shot in the morning.
I guess I cans split my yarn tonight...
I have never done a short row heel either but that looks easy enough.
I could keep knitting socks one at a time, but I really like the striping to be identical and hate waiting to finish that second sock.