From the Publisher
“Knitters know the first sock finished brings great joy, quickly followed by the dismay that there’s still a second one that has to be completed. The second-sock syndrome is over, thanks to Melissa Morgan-Oakes. The author of 2-at-a-Time Socks shows knitters how, with one circular needle, two socks can be completed at once. Hurray!”
“Not only can you learn how to knit socks on a circular needle, you will learn how to knit them at the same time, ensuring they are exactly the same when finished. No more second-sock syndrome! The hardcover book has a wire binding so that it lies perfectly flat when open. As if all the great instructions weren’t enough, there are 17 patterns included for men, women, and children. Once you try a single 40” needle, you might just give up your dpns forever!”
Socks have traditionally been hand-knitted one at a time and with multiple needles, a method that can be frustrating and may even lead to "second-sock syndrome," a disinclination to knit a second sock once the novelty of completing the first one wears off. In recent years, however, several popular two-at-a-time techniques have emerged, and knitwear designer Morgan-Oakes here teaches one of them (requiring a 40" circular needle). Supplementing the teaching section are 17 patterns for socks in different yarn weights for men, women, and children. Readers going step by step through her sample socks for children should be able to adapt other sock patterns using this technique. Experienced sock knitters will lament the lack of designs for short-row heels and toe-up knitting, but most public libraries where there is interest in sock knitting will want to purchase.