This week I finally decided to do something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time! Learn how to knit 2 socks at the same time!!! I went to my LYS, Raging Wool, and took the class. We are starting with a pair of knitted slippers. It should be a fast project because the yarn we are using is super bulky. It is called Lorna’s Laces, Shepherd Bulky. I love it!!! It is super soft! The color way I picked is called Mineshaft. Its a pretty mix of greys, browns & purple.
I also bought new needles. I needed size 10, 40 inch circulars. I love these needles. They are Knitters Pride, Symfonie Cubics. I’ve never had needles like this. They are square!!! There were others to choose from, but since I was learning something new, I figured I would also use needles I have never had before. I didn’t ever know they made square needles. And you know what…. I totally love them! I think I may get more! LOL
Now for the learning of how to knit 2 socks at the same time. I was confused & overwhelmed! LOL … I felt like a beginner! It took me a while to understand exactly what I was doing. The pattern is very simple. It is K2P2 ribbing for a couple of inches and then just stockinette stitch the rest of the way. However, since I felt like I was all over the place I messed up on the ribbing. The part where you finish with one side of sock 1 & 2 and then start on the other side of sock 2, instead of purling I knit. So after a few rows we realized my mistake & I had to take everything apart & start over. And the cast on part is the part I was so confused with! You have to cast on half of sock one & then all of sock 2 & then go back to cast on the other half of sock 1 but before you do that you have to position the socks correctly…. I was like huh…. LOL Thankfully Alice, the owner & the one who was teaching me, was super patient & walked me through it…both times! She said it will probably take a few times of casting on before I fully get it. So I see more slippers in my future! After a few rows, I felt confident enough that I could finish the cuff & do the heel flap at home.
I’m supposed to go back on Saturday to do the turning of the heel & the gusset.
Though I’m feeling like I understand it more so I may, if I have time, try to do that on my own before Saturday… LOL
But I’m very excited to be learning something new! I hope I can master this technique! Maybe after that I will learn how to do socks from the toe down. hmmmmm…..