pattern : Two Toe-Up Socks on One Circular Needle
by Kristin Bellehumeur
yarn : Schachenmayr Regia Pairfect in Stone
needle : US 1 [2.25mm]
size : 10″
I did go a completely different direction than initially intended with this particular design of yarn, but I’m not gonna sweat it here. I adore the concept of these socks, considering my preferred way to sit. It should only mean that I’ll get to experience the joy of picking up another one of these from A Major Knitwork to have a chance to use this yarn properly. Besides, my socks are siblings, not clones. It’s perfectly alright if they have their own personalities, right?
I don’t know why I thought the Two-At-A-Time Magic loop method was so scary. The name is impressive and intimidating sure–but so is knitting when you don’t remember that the craft is just hair and sticks. Am I gonna let sheep hair and sticks get the best of me? I used Silver’s Sock Class for the easy to follow tutorial, opting instead for a fingering weight yarn instead of her suggested worsted weight. Piece of cake.
I know I say this just about every time post an FO featuring a new-to-me technique, but it’s always worth repeating: Stay the course. Try it out. It’s just yarn and sticks and will be fun anyway.
Now that I’ve got the newly minted skill of TAAT Magic Loop knitting down, I will never be forced to hear the loud clang of my needle on an auditorium floor, or feel crumbs stick to my sweaty hands as I fish under a car seat for that god damn lost needle. Life’s better now.