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Old 08-04-2008, 01:43 PM   #1
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MAGIC LOOP: TOE UP OR TOP DOWN
I want to start two socks at the same time using the magic loop method. I have been researching this method and what i have found is toe up way to do the socks. Is there a way to do the leg first using magic loop or just the toe up way? Or am i really slow? I am not good at dpn's at all. Just need to start some Christmas gifts. thanks
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:47 PM   #2
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yes! in fact there is a new book by Melissa Morgan-Oakes--2 at a time Socks..(story publishing) that has very detail directions on how to work socks 2 at time magic loop method (cuff down)

there are other ways to do this-(i basically did the same thing, only i end up with 2 on 2 circ's...)

as with all 2 sock at time methods--the first round is the hardest.. after that.. its quite easy.
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Is there a video clip actually showing doing two socks at the same time on here ? I know there is one, but that one only shows the how to's of knitting on circulars, same with the magic loop video. I am a beginner and I need to see someone actually knitting the topic in question ,then I understand it better. That sounds silly I know.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:58 AM   #4
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I love magic loop, and I love top-down socks. The cuff is easy in magic loop. I always screw up the gusset though. So I use magic loop for the cuff, DPNs for the heel & gusset, then magic loop for the foot. If there's a book that shows top-down magic loop I am so buying it
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SBG--i think the 2-at-a-time socks book by Ms Morgan-Oakes is excellent.. she take about 20 pages
(mostly very clear easy to follow photos--and just a handful of text!) to explain her method--(truthfully i use another method--(easier? harder? well slightly different!) but her method is excellent, and her instructions, well thought out, and well illustrated.

I think that if I were to teach 2 at a time socks on magic loop, i would use /require the purchase of this book!--it has the best directions i have every seen--(and i am picky, and sometimes overly critical!)

It list for $16.95--and i have seen it at chain stores (micheals? no i think it was ACMoore) and you can frequently find 20%/40%/50% coupons for these chain stores --(bringing the price below $15 or even below $10!)

and there are some nice patterns in the book too, (again, i tend to knit my own patterns.. but she has some nice designs)
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Awesome-thanks! I'm gonna check Amazon too
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I am currently making a top-down pair this way and it is going quite well. I have done one sock at a time ,this is my first time to make them together. I did a Google search for "two socks/magic loop" and found multiple sites,some of them have tutorials or videos. Good Luck!
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SBG--i think the 2-at-a-time socks book by Ms Morgan-Oakes is excellent.. she take about 20 pages
(mostly very clear easy to follow photos--and just a handful of text!) to explain her method--(truthfully i use another method--(easier? harder? well slightly different!) but her method is excellent, and her instructions, well thought out, and well illustrated.

I think that if I were to teach 2 at a time socks on magic loop, i would use /require the purchase of this book!--it has the best directions i have every seen--(and i am picky, and sometimes overly critical!)

It list for $16.95--and i have seen it at chain stores (micheals? no i think it was ACMoore) and you can frequently find 20%/40%/50% coupons for these chain stores --(bringing the price below $15 or even below $10!)

and there are some nice patterns in the book too, (again, i tend to knit my own patterns.. but she has some nice designs)
This book is currently on sale at KnitPicks for 40% off.
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I got this answer from someone who heard my cries. lol boiknittech.blogspot.com. It is really awesome with photos and technique I understood. Go look for yourself. Hope it helps.
And it is guy thats knitting. He rocks.
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Melissa Morgan-Oakes is on Ravelry.com and has said that she is going to be bringing out a new book in 2010 ,all on toe up patterns.
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