2 Socks on 1 Circ Pattern

 

2 Socks on 1 Circ

Taught by Chauntel

Materials needed:

Yarn: any sport weight yarn, approx. 300 yards wound into 2 separate balls

Needles: 32” or longer circular needle size 4 US

set of dpn’s size 4 US to be used as holders

Darning needle: for kitchener stitch

Gauge: 6 sts per inch

Sock sizes: womens 8”, (9”, 10”) leg circumference

if in doubt work one size smaller so it is snug & not falling down your leg

Instructions:

  • Using first ball of yarn and long tail cast on with enough tail to cast on the full amount of sts (44,48, 52), CO half of the total sts; 22 (24, 26) sts onto circular needle.

  • Using second ball of yarn, CO 44(48, 52) sts onto same end of needle.

    This is how it will look when moved down the needle:DSC03459

  • Now separate the full set of cast on sts in half by pulling the cord between sts, forming a loop.DSC03461

  • Move the front needle tip (bottom needle in the photo above) down towards the remaining cast on tail of the first sock.

  • Using the front needle tip, grab your working yarn and cast on tail in your hand ready to cast on the second half of your sock sts. DSC03463

    Once you have the sts cast on, DSC03464

    you will be ready to join and start working in the round as follows:

  • Being careful not to twist, pull the front needle tip down into the sts, making a loop on the left side of the sock sts. Pull back needle out far enough to have a decent sized loop on either end. You will now knit with the back needle (right needle). Join yarn on sock 1 (the sock on the right where both needle tips are) making sure the working yarn is coming between the two needles not wrapping around either needle, start knitting in 2×2 rib (k2, p2 across).

  • Repeat across sock #2 (the sock on the left).

  • Now turn your work so you can repeat across the second half of the sock sts; pull the front needle into the sts and pull the back needle out forming a loop.

    One round is now complete.

  • Continue to turn after working both socks.

    Note: At the start of each ½ round your working yarn should always be on the back needle, right hand side or top-right.

  • Work 2×2 ribbing for 2”.

  • Switch to stockinette st (knitting all sts around). Work leg for an additional 4” (6” total from cast on edge).

    Heel flap:

    You will now work back and forth on half of the sock sts to make a flap.

    Turn your work but do not move your needle tips, keeping your sts just knit on the needle tip.

  • Slip 1st, *k1, sl1pw*,rep *to* around, end k1

  • Turn, sl1st, purl across

  • Repeat those 2 rows until heel flap measures 2 2/3”- 3”. End with a purl row.

Turning the heel:

    Now, working one sock heel at a time, we are going to turn the heel and pick up gusset stitches.

  • Hold work with right side facing

  • Starting with sock 1, sl1, knit half of your total heel flap sts 11 (12, 13), ssk, k1, turn

  • sl1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn

  • *sl1, k to 1 st before gap, ssk to close gap, k1, turn

  • *sl1, p to 1 st before gap, p2tog to close gap, p1, turn

    Repeat last 2* rows until all heel sts have been worked, ending with a knit row.

  • Using same needle tip, pick up sts (using the sl st along edge of heel flap).

  • Now move to the second sock, turn heel & pick up sts along one side, the same as with the first sock.flutterby half flaps

  • Knit across the instep sts of sock 2.

  • Using a dpn, pu sts along other heel flap edge. Leave these sts on the dpn for now.DSC03472

  • Work across the instep sts on sock 1 with magic loop needles. Again, pu sts along edge as on sock 2.DSC03473

  • Turn your work as if to knit across the heel sts, pulling your needles through to make your loop on the left side. Move sts from spare needle over. Knit to center of heel sts, place marker (this now denotes the start of every round).

  • Knit across the heel sts to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1

  • Sock 2, move sts from spare needle to right hand needle. Knit to center, place marker, *k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1

    Note: now all of your heel sts are back onto one side of your needle and all instep sts are on the other side.

    Gusset decreases:

  • Knit instep sts on both socks.

  • Turn and pull needles through to make loops.

  • K1, ssk, k across heel sts to marker, slm.

    That is the end of a decrease round on sock 1.

  • Knit the second half of the heel sts on sock 1.

  • Move to sock 2, k1, ssk, k across heel sts to marker, slm.

    That is the end of a decrease round on sock 2.

  • Knit the second half of the heel sts on sock 2.

  • Knit the instep sts, k back up to the marker.

    Note: I know this sounds confusing as to where the decrease round and knit rounds start and finish. Another way to visualize this is to make a diagram of each round. Using this picture as a guideline:DSC03475

  • You will continue with these 2 rounds, a decrease round and a knit round until you have decreased away all of your gusset sts and have returned to your original stitch count, 44 (48, 52).

  • Now you can work the feet of the socks in stockinette st until it measures 2” from desired length. Or you can follow the general sizing I give below.

    6.75”- womens size 7

    7”- womens size 8

    7.25”- womens size 9

    7.5”- womens size 10

  • Start wedge toe shaping: remembering the start of every round is in the center of your heel sts.

  • *knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1

  • instep sts: k1, ssk, knit to 3 from end, k2tog, k1

  • heel sts: k1, ssk, knit to marker

  • *knit all sts around

  • Repeat these last 2* rounds until you have decreased down to 20 sts total on each sock.

  • Kitchener stitch closed.

VOILA!

YOU HAVE FINISHED 2 SOCKS AT ONCE!

PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK & HAVE A TREAT!

Copyright Chauntel Andreasen

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0 responses to “2 Socks on 1 Circ Pattern

  1. mmm hmm. I have been walking by the bin, hearing little wooley voices, knit me! Knit Me! YO YO YOU! come here and use me!! Time to cast on another pair of socks. On my handy dandy size 4 addi that I made the first pair on. Putting this up online has nudged me closer to that moment. Thanks. It’s actually useful to have it on the screen, rather than on paper. I think I’ll dig out that artyarns I got and get started. As soon as I finish the hat. Trying to be monogamous, so that everyone gets the all the love they need all at once, but I tell ya, this hat is a very boring partner, asleep in front of the tube with some snacks on its big beer belly.
    Rowan