sock was designed to be knit on two circular needles.
The truly courageous will cast-on and work both
socks at the same time oooh la-la!
joining your stitches, the first circular needle has
what will be your heel stitches, the second holds
the instep stitches. The lace pattern consists of
two rows, endlessly repeated over the instep stitches
bit about the 2 socks/2 needles approach: You
will cast on the for the first sock, divide the stitches
between the needles, then cast on for the second sock
with your second skein of yarn and divide those stitches.
Both socks are worked simultaneously, working a round
on the first, then a round on the second.
it's time to turn the heel, you will work one sock
at a time until you've picked up the gusset stitches.
Then move on to the next sock [where you'll turn
the heel and pick up the gusset stitches]. At this
point you're back to working both socks in tandem
until the end.
one needle and a long tail cast-on, CO 52 sts
for the first sock.
Transfer 26 of the sts to the second needle.
back to the first needle, CO 52 sts for the second
sock with second skein of yarn.
26 of the sts to the second needle. You've
just cast on two socks on two circular needles!
careful not to twist your work, join and beg K2, P2
ribbing on first sock, using one needle at a time
[i.e., if the first needle is in your right hand,
the other end of that needle is in your left hand].
The join marks the beg of each rnd. Work the second
sock in the same way. You will work both socks the
simultaneously, going back and forth between them.
Continue ribbing for 1[1.5] inches.
ribbing over first needle and begin lace pattern across
stitches on second needle as follows:
1: p 2, *k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k2tog, p 2* 3 times
total; p 0.
2: p 0 * p2, k 6* 3 times total; p 2.
in this manner until sock leg measures 5 inches
or length desired.
your attention fully to the first sock:
with the heel sts only [on the first needle]:
1: * [Sl 1, k 1]; rep from * until end of row
2: Sl 1, p until end of row
these two rows 15 times or until heel length desired.
the heel as foll [or use your favorite heel turn]:
1: Sl 1, k 16, SSK, turn.
2: Sl 1, p 8, p2tog, turn.
3: S 1, k 8, SSK, turn
rounds 2 and 3 until all stitches are k and end with
a k row.
first needle, pick up 15 sts [using the sl st
along the edge of the heel flap]. Switch to second
needle, continue in lace patt across instep sts. Place
Pick up 15 sts [using the sl st along the edge
of the heel flap] with a separate "holder"
heel and gusset on second sock.
you begin Round 1 for the first time, slip the stitches
on holder to the first needle. In this way you keep
the heel on the first needle and the instep on the
1: First needle: K1, SSK, K across until 3 sts
rem. K2tog, K1.
needle: Cont in patt.
2: Both needles: Cont in est patt.
rnds 1 and 2 until 52 sts remain [26 on each
Cont in est patt until foot measures 1.5 inches less
than desired length.
1: K 1, SSK. K across until 3 sts rem. K2tog, k1.
2: K all sts.
rnd 1 and 2 until 8 sts rem [4 sts on each needle].
socks inside out while on the needles [move them to
the cable section of each needle to make this easier].
Using 3-needle bind off, BO all sts.
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