Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Well, how about teaching an older person a new knitting method? You sure can!
I recently mastered knitting socks on two circular needles. I know others have been making this way for ages but I really don’t knit a lot of socks and have always used the 4 dpns. In fact it was 2012 when I knit the last pair!
I went to my favourite local yarn store, Grey Heron, for some advice. They suggested that as my other socks had turned out a bit big and stretched easily I go down a size or two in the circular needles. So I chose two 2.5 mm ones and a package of uneek sock yarn.
This yarn has two balls exactly the same and it is self striping and both socks turn out exactly the same.
Casting on and knitting the ribbing was never a favourite thing to do with the dpns and working carefully I managed to get it done fairly easily.
I knit away over a few weeks, with Christmas shopping, gift wrapping, and just general every day life slowing me down. I wasn’t in a hurry to get these finished as they were for me.
I knit tube socks, not because I can’t do the heels (I learned that too), but because I just like the comfy feel of them. I don’t wear socks when I wear shoes or boots, just nylons. But I love to wear socks around the house and when I get changed into my pjs.
Some of my completed socks: