Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Two In One

I don't really suffer from second sock syndrome, where you knit one sock and then don't get around to knitting the other, but I am always up for learning a new knitting technique, so when I came across this post on knitty.com, I had to try it.

It's a sort of double knitting, where you knit one sock inside the other, a stitch for the outside sock and then a stitch for the inside sock. I see the principle, but it seems an unnecessary complication to me. I'd rather just knit sock one and then sock two. Now I know!


  1. Sounds a bit complicated and probably easily tangled, but at least you had a go at it. Lovely colour combination wool.

  2. Well that's a realy tuff job I supose. I knit 1 sock a time, then the other sock, also have no second sock syndrom. I will take notice at the pattern to look how it's made.
    Good luck with your socks!

  3. When I first learned to knit, my Mom gave me a surprise project using this principle, where you skip every alternate st and knit the skipped stitcstitches in next round, and so on. Results in a hollow 'pocket'. I Loved how the 2 pieces could separate, but knitting it was not much fun partly because it seemed to move slowly. I think it is called reversible knitting?
    I'm glad you gave thus a whirl before judging - true scientific temper :-)

  4. Looks and sounds like quite a slow process to me. Not something I'm going to try!

  5. I’m sorry I can’t understand how you can knit two socks at the same time, perhaps I’m old fashion but you have lost me, love the colours they will look lovely when when finished

  6. I have made a scarf using this technique, but never a sock! It's in one of the Russian novels- Anna Karenina perhaps?- that the governess is knitting socks this way, and there is great excitement in the household when she casts off the completed pair, one inside the other.