Over the years I’ve had several knitters ask me how I learned to knit socks on two circular needles and if I’ve tried other methods or techniques. I’ve tried Magic Loop and knitting two at a time, but found the whole process cumbersome and tiring, but please know, that’s just me and everyone has there own way of knitting.
So about knitting on two circular needles. I started knitting socks about six years ago and like everyone out there, or most everyone, I learned to knit on DPNs.
I got tired of being poked with DPNs every time I started knitting socks and I also tired of having ladders down my socks. I decided to make a change and picked up a copy of Cat Bordhi’s Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles: a Manual of Elegant Knitting Techniques and Patterns.
I found this book easy to follow and understand and started knitting on two circulars about five years ago, and never looked back. I knit all my socks on two circular needles and have learned to adapt many patterns to meet this method. Once you learn, you can knit just about any sock pattern on two circulars!
I also use two addi Turbo Sock Rockets 16-inch (40cm) Circular Knitting Needle in size US 1 (2.50 mm). Every knitter has their own personal views on needles, but I love Addi needles and use them as often as possible, especially for sock knitting and lace knitting.
For those of you who are interested, Cat has a YouTube video available on how to learn to knit on two circular needles that you might find useful as well.
Until next time, happy knitting!