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Old 10-09-2007, 12:58 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I just started trying to learn today. I gave up already, because I used the wrong needle to knit one of my rows, and now I am frustrated. It seems like so much to juggle, making sure your yarns don't get tangled, making sure you use the right needle, etc. Is this really going to speed up my sock knitting? Convince me (one way or the other)...

                   
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My next project will be learning to do socks this way. I hope you get a response, so I can decide before having to buy so many sets of dpns.
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It definitely is worth it IMO. I do think it is easier to start with one sock on 2 circs to learn the basics of working in the round with 2 circs though. (in case you don't already know how to do that)

Sheron's 2 On 2 tutorial on Socknitters is awesome and so is Terry's. Both gladly answer questions about the process
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I learned to knit socks on 2 circs and I have never knit them any other way. It is totally worth it!

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I just started trying to learn today. I gave up already, because I used the wrong needle to knit one of my rows, and now I am frustrated. It seems like so much to juggle, making sure your yarns don't get tangled, making sure you use the right needle, etc. Is this really going to speed up my sock knitting? Convince me (one way or the other)...
I bypassed that and am learning to knit two socks on one set of DPNs!
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For 2 socks on 2 circs, I'd start the socks separately and then start knitting them both on 2 circs after a little bit. It's so much easier when there's something more substantial there.
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: this is on my list of things to learn as well. I just love the idea I would be done at the same time and my socks should be exactly the same length
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Yeah, try one sock on two circs first. I wouldn't have it any other way. I love being able to throw it in a bag and go w/o worrying as much about it falling off the needles. I love using circ's and its definately my preferred method.
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haven't used 2 cirs but I am learning to knit 2 socks on 1 circ, magic loop method and it is going very well.


Incase you only want to buy the 1 needle.
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Meh. I havent' tried but I didn't want to mess with it. I love the Magic Loop method. I ALSO love magic looping two socks at a time. Pure Love!

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You can magic loop 2 socks at the same time?! I'm off to look for a tutorial. lnupermom, thanks for Terry's tutorial, I think it is easier to understand (I was using Sheron's) I keep looking at my mess of needles and yarn, and decide to work on some more i-cord instead.

                   
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Another magic looper here. I'm cheap, so I wouldn't want to buy another needle , but I know some knitters swear by this 2 on 2 method.

I first magic looped one sock (as per the instructions in the magic loop booklet), and searched high and low on the internet for instructions for 2 at a time ml and couldn't find any. I winged it and it wasn't so hard actually doing it, but thinking about doing it made my brain hurt :
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LOL, it get less "brain hurty" as time goes by. I will try to find a tutorial...

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here

and

here
and the most perfect Silver tutorial...

HTH!
Like I said on the other thread, i like to use the two at a time ml method for the legs on my picky pants, etc.

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I used silvers tut and learned two on one needle, I LOVE it! Makes my life so much easer, lol. If I had to make another sock after making the first one, it would never get done, NEVER. lol.

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Ha, me too. Learning to do two at a time saved me from the dreaded one sock syndrome!

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yup, that's the whole idea for me too. and i want to make socks for gifts this year, so i really want to avoid sss.

                   
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I so need to learn a 2 at once method. I'm in the middle of a second sock right now (which I should be knitting instead of hanging out here talking about knitting ) and even though the first sock of this pair was interesting, and cool, for some reason the second sock is the most annoying thing I've ever knit

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