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Old 01-16-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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Knitting 2 socks at a time on DPNs
Once upon a time I had a page bookmarked that showed how to cast on 2 socks at a time. The kicker was it showed how to do this on DPNs. I've since deleted the page from my bookmarks and can't find it. Does anyone know how to do this or could point me in that direction? I think I'd like to give it a try. Or I just feel like totally frustrating myself.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:48 PM   #2
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I've often thought of doing this, but never have. Yet. I can't see how you could make 2 socks on the same dpns. But I can see using balls of yarn and 2 sets of needles and going back and forth.

I'll keep an eye for such a thing and share if I find it.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:54 PM   #3
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I have this article from Knitty in my bookmarks, hope it's the one you wanted!
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:02 PM   #4
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That's EXACTLY the page I was thinking of. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:33 PM   #5
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Hi, Newbie!

Someone was kind enough to give me the article Knit4pie posted. I also found this video showing someone actually doing it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhiXmmrQ0aQ&NR=1

Fascinating, isn't it? My next pair of socks will definitely be tried out with this method!!!

Good luck and let us know how it goes!

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Old 01-17-2009, 09:37 PM   #6
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That is fun to watch. Thanks for the link.

Now, to see if I can keep which stitches belong to which sock.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:28 PM   #7
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It's kind of easy to tell which stitch is coming from which side. Just check often so you don't have to tink back too far.

It's not bad if you put throw an errant stitch or swap sides for two stitches, you can use a crochet hook to fix it.
But when you flip sides and keep them flipped it's a problem. I keep my skeins in a bag that shows me which skein goes to which side.
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I think I will need a lot of practice, but how cool is that?!
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Hi!

I am definitely going to use this method for my next pair of socks, actually my next two pair since it occured to me that while I'm getting familiar with the technique, it might be a good idea to use two different color yarns!

Then I can make a second set that matches the first set and have two pair and some practice on how to do this!

A - I can always use an extra pair of socks and
B - This way I won't be bald-headed from pulling my hair out!

Just thought I'd throw this into the mix!

Happy knitting,

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Originally Posted by RuthieinMaryland View Post
Hi!

I am definitely going to use this method for my next pair of socks, actually my next two pair since it occured to me that while I'm getting familiar with the technique, it might be a good idea to use two different color yarns!

Then I can make a second set that matches the first set and have two pair and some practice on how to do this!

A - I can always use an extra pair of socks and
B - This way I won't be bald-headed from pulling my hair out!

Just thought I'd throw this into the mix!

Happy knitting,

Ruthie
I had exactly the same thought. I'm a sock addict anyway so why not make 2 different socks at once and then duplicate. Except doesn't that get you back to 2nd sock syndrome times 2?
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