Two for One Money

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Summer, now you see it, now you don’t. Knitting projects that have been languishing for months, waiting for summer and all its free time. What happened? There’s the shrug out of Grace yarn started, embarrassingly, last summer for a quick project. And then there is the moebius out of Interlacements Toasty Toes yarn, the Swirl Shawl out of Melody, the socks out of everything it seems. Someone asked me when I joined Ravelry whether I was going to put my stash on. Well, that could mean the shop. It is thoroughly decadent to have a yarn shop at your disposal and perfectly understandable why I have so many ongoing projects. The actual size of this “works in progress” is clear when everything has to be gathered up into a VERY large bag (make that TWO bags) and stored away when the grandchildren come. You definitely don’t want them skewered by a knitting needle while leaping from the couch. (Yes, sorry, Sarah, Melissa and Christian, your children do do that when they are here.)

Back to projects, I dearly love to knit two socks at one time. When you’re finished, you’re finished. No second sock to knit! The last ones finished were out of Tofutsies yarn for baby Caroline. A little pressure there because her Mom says her feet are growing faster than she is and they might not fit. Picked out this lovely girly color (#785) for the grandbaby and off we go. I used the Addi Turbo 40″ size 3 (probably would have used a size 2 for adult socks, but the baby is not gonna be walking in these) and the Ann Norling pattern Baby & Kids Socks (#26).Cast On - the beginning

For the cast on, cast on half the stitches of
sock #1(which would be 20) and all the stitches of sock #2 (40 sts).  

 

 

Cast On cable moveSlide all the stitches onto the cable of the needle.On sock #2, the one that you cast on all the stitches, count off half the stitches (that would be 20) and pull the cable through these stitches making sure you don’t crimp the cable.

Cast On - Separating stitches
So now you have half the stitches of sock #2 on one needle and the other half of #2 plus half the first sock on the other needle.

  Now cast on the rest of your stitches for sock #1 on the needle. This is the awkwarCast On - all stitchesd part. Now you have your needles set up with half of sock #1, half of sock #2 on one needle and the other half of each on the other needle.

 

 

That’s enough to absorb for today. Check back for the next installment.

in the meantime use our coupon and save a $1.00 on each ball of Tofutsies yarn. Just enter blog1 in the coupon box on your order form. This coupon expires on August 26th. The fine print says this is not in addition to any other sale that you might be taking advantage of. Thanks!

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