Save Our Sock!

I was on a road trip this weekend and took along a sock project.  Thank goodness I also took along my Backyard Leaves.  If you followed that link, you will see that I started the scarf on another road trip in April.  It has sat untouched ever since we got home. 

Do you know how dusty a project can get just sitting around for four months?

So dusty that I ripped the whole thing out and started over – funnily enough, I am at the fourth pattern repeat just like that picture!

Anyway – back to the socks.  I had wanted to try the technique of knitting both socks at the same time.  Sockbug has a tutorial on her site.  It seems simple enough – until you try it!

I don’t know what the problem is — I get to the point where I cast on the remaining stitches for the first sock and I seem to fall apart!

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?  Is this techinique only suitable for one type of cast on?  I am using an alternate cable cast on –  Is that it – can this be done only with the long tail?  it’s my only guess …..

send help! send suggestions!  send links! 

6 thoughts on “SOS

  1. Hi: I do
    up to four socks at once on two circular needles. Once I usually use a standard cuff down pattern and work all four until the heel flap is finished. Then I put three on a holder and keep one on the needles to do the heel shaping or short rows and gusset stitches. Then that one goes on holders and I put the next on to do short rows and gusset then move that one to holders then put the thrid on.One all are turned they’re all back on the stitches until I’m done with the two and I kitchner one at a time. I try to do gussets and short rows while at home so I don’t lose any. I just got my socks back on the needles an plan on showing some pictures next post.

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