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Sep 30, 2012 18:38:09   #
Island Knitter
 
I've looked at YouTube and didn't see a video, and I'm wondering if it's NOT possible to knit 2 sleeves at the same time on circular needles? Awkward question, but I'm sure someone here will be able to tell me if it's possible.

TIA Lesley
 
Sep 30, 2012 18:44:11   #
chrissyf
 
i did it with a top down zipper backed baby sweater and i am a very new knitter. It is possible...not easy the yarn does get a bit twisted but if i can do it anyone can. oh i just thought of something though...the sleeves were knitted flat...i am not sure about sleeves done in the round...i have not knitted in the round yet
Sep 30, 2012 19:01:47   #
Yarn Happy
 
Yes, I am during sleeves right now for my sweater, in the round, two up on magic loop. I started at the cuff and going up to the armhole, then you have to bind off some stitches under the arm and you can continue knitting flat (back and forth), I am putting mine with the body and finishing all together with a raglan sleeve.
Sep 30, 2012 19:17:42   #
Island Knitter
 
chrissyf wrote:
i did it with a top down zipper backed baby sweater and i am a very new knitter. It is possible...not easy the yarn does get a bit twisted but if i can do it anyone can. oh i just thought of something though...the sleeves were knitted flat...i am not sure about sleeves done in the round...i have not knitted in the round yet


The sleeves are knit in the round. I knew I could do them flat and have done them that way before. Thanks.
Sep 30, 2012 19:19:02   #
Island Knitter
 
Yarn Happy wrote:
Yes, I am during sleeves right now for my sweater, in the round, two up on magic loop. I started at the cuff and going up to the armhole, then you have to bind off some stitches under the arm and you can continue knitting flat (back and forth), I am putting mine with the body and finishing all together with a raglan sleeve.



I can see I should have added, the sweater was knit from the neck down, and they are raglan sleeves, so they've sort of been started already in the body of the sweater! It sure helps when you have ALL the information! LOL Thanks.
Sep 30, 2012 19:27:11   #
Linda6885
 
yes, the easist way I have recently learned is to use two circular needle technique. Youtube.com has some great videos on how to do this. But the going thing is to knit socks two at a time. However the technique is the same for any knit in the round item. The magic loop meathod, which uses one circular would also work, but you might have difficulties finding a circular needle long enough.
here is a page of videos to help you learn.
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=two+at+a+time+socks+on+two+circular+needles&oq=two&gs_l=youtube.1.0.35i39l2j0l8.7402.8677.0.13314.3.3.0.0.0.0.121.355.0j3.3.0...0.0...1ac.1.4FAmGjAhKf8
 
Sep 30, 2012 19:41:59   #
Bobbinsew
 
Hi, I have knitted sleeves two at a time in the round, using two circs but im sure that Magic loop would work fine too. In regards to having a cable long enough, Knitpro sell interconnecting tips and cables that can be connected and extended with the use of the screw on connectors. They sell cables up to 150cm anyway but with the connectors it is possible to make a cable as long as you like! I am in New Zealand and pay about $5.50 NZ for each cable, and $3.50NZ for a pack of three connectors. They stay done up, and the connection between the tips and cables is really smooth.
Sep 30, 2012 19:52:17   #
Island Knitter
 
Linda6885 wrote:
yes, the easist way I have recently learned is to use two circular needle technique. Youtube.com has some great videos on how to do this. But the going thing is to knit socks two at a time. However the technique is the same for any knit in the round item. The magic loop meathod, which uses one circular would also work, but you might have difficulties finding a circular needle long enough.
here is a page of videos to help you learn.
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=two+at+a+time+socks+on+two+circular+needles&oq=two&gs_l=youtube.1.0.35i39l2j0l8.7402.8677.0.13314.3.3.0.0.0.0.121.355.0j3.3.0...0.0...1ac.1.4FAmGjAhKf8
yes, the easist way I have recently learned is to ... (show quote)


Thanks, I actually had the same list on my Kindle Fire last night, but was too tired to watch anything! I'll check them out.
Sep 30, 2012 19:52:42   #
Island Knitter
 
Bobbinsew wrote:
Hi, I have knitted sleeves two at a time in the round, using two circs but im sure that Magic loop would work fine too. In regards to having a cable long enough, Knitpro sell interconnecting tips and cables that can be connected and extended with the use of the screw on connectors. They sell cables up to 150cm anyway but with the connectors it is possible to make a cable as long as you like! I am in New Zealand and pay about $5.50 NZ for each cable, and $3.50NZ for a pack of three connectors. They stay done up, and the connection between the tips and cables is really smooth.
Hi, I have knitted sleeves two at a time in the ro... (show quote)


Thanks for the tip on the needles.
Sep 30, 2012 22:24:48   #
StitchDesigner
 
If you can knit 2 socks in the round on 1 circ needle, why not sleeves? It would need to be a long needle, though.
Oct 1, 2012 00:18:14   #
kaixixang
 
StitchDesigner wrote:
If you can knit 2 socks in the round on 1 circ needle, why not sleeves? It would need to be a long needle, though.


True, have tried it, but I'd rather try the two sleeves than the socks again. Don't have to attach them direct to the main sweater/cardigan...but from what I remember you can do the sleeves by remembering to start the second sleeve after the first 1-5 rows of the first.
 
Oct 1, 2012 07:16:53   #
kathleenTC (a regular here)
 
I have done two sleeves at a time, in the round, with the magic loop method. The sweater looked great when I finished!!
Oct 1, 2012 09:34:01   #
Betulove
 
Thank you Linda. I found that Youtube very educational. I was given some sock yarn in a swap, and I will use it now. Betty from NC
Oct 1, 2012 10:52:09   #
DMS
 
I'm a sock knitter and always knit them two at a time on two circular needles and that knitting practice really translates well to knitting up sleeves two at a time. Practice, Practice, Practice and soon your little hands will have a brain of their own and your yarns will seldom tangle.
Toe up, two at a time, on two circulars
Toe up, two at a time, on two circulars...
Oct 1, 2012 10:53:28   #
knittingagain
 
I am currently knitting 2 sleeves at the same time on magic loop. The sweater is top down raglan, so after putting the sleeve stitches on holding yarn, I was able to pick them up on the one needle & continue down to the cuff. Good luck with yours.
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