Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Following Frivole

After reading Frivole's posts about circular needles and Turkish cast on I thought I'd have a go at knitting with two circular needles. I started off knitting one tube on two needles. It was a necessary step in the learning  process, but no improvement on knitting with double pointed needles - I still had four short needles but with the added complication of cables. But knitting two socks at once could make the process worthwhile. It took me a few goes to get the hang of it, but eventually I produced two little tubes. I used different colours to help me keep track of it all.

Then I looked up Turkish cast on. Wow, it's a revelation. Very easy, very neat way of casting on for toe up socks. Now to see if I can knit a pair of socks, toe up, two at once.....Thanks for the inspiration Frivole.


  1. I love knitting socks, but I haven't done so in ages. I can't remember if I've tried the Turkish cast on, but now that two of my blog buddies have recommended it, I think I'll have to check it out!

  2. That looks incredibly complicated. Wow. But, I can see that doing 2 socks at once makes life easier.

  3. I don't know enough about knitting to have a clue as to all of that, but I am thinking that if the circular needles were of different colors like 2 different colored shuttles, that could be a help....maybe?? :)

    1. Yes, definitely. One of my cables is yellowy and the other more blue, which I take note of.

  4. Great trials ! After seeing the Turkish cast on on Frivole's blog, I hunted around for a good pair of circular needles ! Haven't found them in INR yet, so in the mean time I looked up tuts for how to do it on DPNs. Pretty easy that too. Will keep all these in mind when I get around to sock-knitting this season. You & Frivole have really inspired me :-)

  5. Oh that's neat Jane! I'm glad you're having a go! I've now finished my own first-ever pair of toe-up-two-at-a-time socks and have started on the second pair.