Have you ever knit two at a time?
I originally learned to knit two socks at a time using Antje Gillingham’s book Knitting Circles around Socks: Knit Two at a Time on Circular Needles… but now I use the technique for all kinds of things!
What does it mean to knit two at a time?
It’s just what it sounds like! Using two separate balls of yarn, you’ll knit round one of the first sock, then round one of the second sock. Then, you’ll move onto round two of the second sock…
It’s a great technique for ensuring that two pieces are exactly the same!
Once I got the hang of socks, I moved onto knitting other pieces this way, like these monster arms:
Do you remember when I told you I’d started knitting a Charleston Tee?
When it came time to knit the sleeves, I thought, ‘hey! I should do them both at once!’
(I apologize for the late-at-night photo… I’m busy knitting!)
This way, the sleeves would be exactly identical, and I’d only have to read through the directions once! Hooray!
Because the sleeves are knitted flat (instead of in the round), I only need one needle instead of two.
It’s almost finished… fingers crossed it’s ready for me to wear at Stitches East!
That’s what I’ve been up to this week… how about you? I hope you have an awesome Wednesday, and get some great knitting/crocheting done this week!
If you want to check out more Work-In-Progress posts, please check out Tami’s Ami’s Blog, who’s been organizing a great WIP Wednesday blog theme! And, don’t forget to come back for FO (Finished Object) Friday!