I like to knit socks two at a time. It sounds crazy. I know. But, it has its benefits. I can’t lose the pattern between sock 1 and sock 2. I don’t have to remember if I added a row here or there on sock 1 when I’m making sock 2. I don’t have to wait for a second sock to wear my first sock. It takes a little getting used to and you have to spend some time on set up, but once you get going its not any harder than knitting socks one at a time.
Here’s a tutorial, if you are interested in the technique.
So, two weeks ago when I talked about knitting I mentioned that I had started a pair of mitts last year. After writing that post, I dug them out to look into why they had been abandoned. and, it turns out, I put them aside because I was trying to do mitts two-at-a-time but I hadn’t got the setup right.
So, I tried to fix the set up. Then, I tried to fix it again. I finally decided it wasn’t worth it to keep trying and that I would just do them one-at-a-time. Since then, I’ve gotten in at least 20 rounds on each mitt. I’m happy to say that both of them now have thumb holes. It feels very good to have gotten them out and gotten back to knitting a bit. And, I couldn’t have picked a better time to pick them back up. There’s playoffs basketball and hockey and baseball on, so there’s plenty of excuses to sit and knit.by