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GrammysFineGifts said:
2-at-a-time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes

It just came in the mail the other day and I haven't had time to start any. The illustrations and directions look easy to follow. It will be my first attempt at knitting socks and I'm very excited about it. I ordered it from Joann Fabrics online.

Marie
I got one just like yours from Amazon.com for $6.97 plus 3.99 P&H.

I love it and after 3 or 4 efforts, I have it figured out. The only thing I could add is that be very sure you don't drop stitches, as.... if for any reason you take the loops out of the needles, you will end up unraveling it all and starting over. NO FUN!
 

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BGL said:
Looking at your photo, it looks as if you are using only one circular needle - is this correct?
I have tried to find a text explanation of the magic loop technique, since I am on dial-up and can't watch you-tubes (5 seconds of you-tube takes a full minute to play, it goes in short spurts).
Is your system the magic loop system? Or is there a second circular needle involved in this project?
I have Cat Bordhi's book on socks on 2 circulars, and understand the technique, but haven't done the actual socks yet. I also have a great book on patterned mittens, from the fingertips down, and have used the figure-8 cast on (shown in great pictures, step-by-step) for my mittens. I then can do them on the 2 circulars system or with dp's. But the magic loop interests me!
And, how did you get the socks to start out even, colorwise? They sure are nice, I hope when I try socks they turn out half that nice!! Great work!
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Barbara
Barbara,
Buy what size you need with a 40 inch stretch or length to it to do the magic loop. Practice on ....say 4o stitches. Cast them on and devide by 2...for instance , pull down half the stitches onto the cable length, using your fingers or a needle end to pull the cable outward so it further divides the stitches. Make sure you always have a bit of cable seperation, and use the opposite needle to work a row, then switch off and you will be working in the round on one needle. It is somewhat similar when you are doing two socks or something (without an abundance of stitches to manipulate.

I hope this was not clear as mud. If I can help in any way, please p.m. me and i will do whatever I can. I learned the magic loop stitch on-line.
 

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boppies said:
Here is a picture of what I'm working on now - let me know if you have questions.

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those sure are pretty socks. I've been wondering if I can make fingerless socks with transfer 'down the road' for a bit of finger length added in. I dont' have that type of pattern but want to try adapted a glove pattern. Would you part with your sock pattern?

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I have that very same book, and I love it. I'm not a real skilled pattern knitter, but there are a couple I will try out. I had it long enough to learn how to do two things at once (Laughing) but now a church friend has borrowed it as she wants to see if she can manage...if so, she can get her own. GGL

I'm now working on fingerless mittens for my grandson in law using the long magic loop needle, but hope to work in a hint of glove fingers like he wants. I got a pattern for gloves, but I won't continue to the top with them. We'll see how it all works out.
 
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