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lactosefree 02-02-2008 12:35 PM

2 socks at once using DPNS
I've always wanted to try knitting 2 socks at once using DPNS as described in this article on Knitty:

Does anyone want to do a knit along together using this method?

auburnchick 02-02-2008 12:44 PM

I actually might like to join around the end of the month, when my classes will be over. Great idea!

knittingymnast 02-02-2008 01:05 PM

i will! sure!

lactosefree 02-02-2008 08:34 PM

Hi Nathalie and Rosalie,

Thanks for responding! I would love support from others while doing this project. Rosalie, when did you want to start? I have some sock yarn sitting around and would just have to sit down and pick a pattern.

Yay new project!

mwhite 02-02-2008 11:59 PM

:yay: :yay: :yay: This is that round of applause for all three of you and I really want to try this just don't know if my brains and hands can stick together through this and tax season... I might not get to join in with sticks but will definitely be watching cause I wanna be able to do this! Mary

You know what's really cool about this is being able to do two sleeves, socks, etc... at the same time and have them match perfectly without having to remember how many rows... Love this whole concept!

lactosefree 02-05-2008 03:45 AM

I have my yarn picked out and the instructions printed. I am going to attempt to cast on tomorrow. I will post pictures as soon as I find my camera upload cable. Anyone else joining in?

Karina 02-05-2008 06:28 AM

This is why I love knitting Help. You get so many new ways of doing things that you would not have thought of your self. I love this idea especially with regards to sleeves. I think I will start with a practice session and than if all goes well move on to Socks.

cookworm 02-05-2008 02:24 PM

Oh my gosh!!!! I had NO IDEA you could do socks two at a time on DPN's!!!! :notworthy: That's AWESOME!!!! Thanks so much for posting this!!! I don't know if I'm ready to do a KAL (I'll have to really study this method), but I'm psyched about this new prospect of knitting two socks at once on DPN's. I've tried looking magic loop on line and I just can't understand how to do it, so this technique will hopefully open up a whole world to me.

If you all wouldn't mind posting your progress, I'd love to hear about it. I'll just be the silent stalker. :teehee:

oneyarn 02-05-2008 07:15 PM

I think this would be great to learn. I got some new dpn's from a friend along with sock yarn and hated the thought of doing 1 sock at a time. I love doing 2 socks at once with magic loop, but always ready to learn something new.
Knitting along together will definitely be a plus.
Thanks, Susan for posting the site. I am going to print out the instructions and practice casting on.

lactosefree 02-06-2008 03:14 AM

I went against all good sense and decided not to use 2 different yarns. I'm biting the bullet and trying this with the same yarn so that in the end I will have a matching pair. I know I'll be regretting this, I know that I'll be ripping it out multiple times, but I figure hey - why not think big.

So far I just finished setting up. The directions are printed, the yarn is separated into little baggies in my desperate attempt to distinguish between the two yarns, and I have slipped on my 2 cast on stitches.

Next up is attempting to DK cast on. Wish me luck!


I couldn't sleep so I figured I may as well get up and start the cast on. It was surprisingly easy once I figured out what the article meant by spin the needle 180 degrees - you simply flip over the needle. It's now it's 1:49am CA time and I have got to get some sleep.

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