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2 Socks at a Time, Magic Loop with Ute


Join us to learn knitting socks, cuff down using the magic loop technique.  Knitting two at a time on one circular needle ensures that your increases are in the same place and so the finished pieces look the same. No more agonizing over measuring the length, is it the same as the first sock, no more second sock syndrome, where you now must knit the second sock etc.  In addition, this technique lends itself to many other projects, like knitting mitts or sleeves at the same time.  We will also talk about the anatomy of a sock, Kitchner stitch and several small little tricks and tips to make your sock knitting successful.

Knitting socks two-at-a-time requires having two balls of yarn prepped and ready. If you are working with a yarn with less yardage, you may have to purchase two balls anyway, so no extra prep is required. Sock yarn, however, usually comes in a hank or ball with enough yardage in one to make a pair of socks. If this is the case in your situation, then before beginning to knit the one ball will need to be separated into two by (re)winding it into equal parts.  Dances with Wool will be happy to help, just let them know as you purchase your materials. 

The pattern will be provided. Our goal is, with completing homework; you will finish a pair of socks.

Pro-Tip: If you're winding yarn at home, using a food or postage scale weigh your yarn before winding, then divide that number in half to know approximately how large to make each ball of yarn. By re-weighing the yarn as you go, you will know when the first ball has enough. What is left will be your second ball!

For this class you need to have basic knitting skills: cast on/bind off, knit and purl, knitting in the round, etc. Prior sock knitting experience isn't necessary, but first-time sock knitters will need to be patient and adventurous!

Skills Learned:


  • Learning and practicing the magic loop method.

  • Reading and following knitting instructions.

  • Complete a pair of socks.

  • Learn about after care

Materials You Need to Bring to the First Class:

  • 400 yds of fingering yarn (divided into two even balls of 200 yards each)
  • Appropriate needle size,  40”
  • Markers
  • Darning Needle

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Materials Included: No
Requirements: Basic knitting skills. Prior sock knitting experience not required, but helpful.
Instructor: Ute

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