WIP :: From fiber to sock ::

It’s been a while since I’ve tried knitting two socks at the same time on circular needles. All I remember is a whole lot of fiddling. I wanted to give this thing another try because ending up with two socks at the same time sure sounds like a cool thing. And besides there’s lots of people out there who swear by this method so there’s got to be something to it.

So far it’s fun and I’m speeding along. There’s been a bit of fiddling and trial and error involved when I tried to find the right circular needle/s for this job. I went through 3 or 4 different needles from really long wooden circulars to two short circs but in the end the 2.5 mm/80 cm Addi Turbo lace made it. The join is fabulous and makes sliding stitches around effortless.

I’m using a hand-spun 3-ply yarn that actually ended up in the right weight range for socks. It’s neither too thin nor too thick. Which was a surprise. It’s the first time I did a real 3-ply yarn (as opposed to chain-/Navajo-ply) and I am totally in LOVE with this yarn. Couldn’t resist its charms hand had to cast on something right away.

Two socks on one circular needle, toe-up

Two socks on one circular needle, toe-up

Neat center-pull ball

Neat center-pull ball shows the color gradation nicely

Hand-spun 3-ply  yarn

Hand-spun 3-ply from Blue Moon Fiberarts Sheep to Shoe Kit

Winding a 3-stranded plying ball

Winding a 3-stranded plying ball from 3 full spindles before the actual plying

Superwash merino top and a spindle

That’s how it all started: Superwash merino top and a spindle

Fiber: Blue Moon Fiberarts Sheep to Shoe Kit, color „Fire on the Mountain“
Yarn: hand-spun 3-ply, about 420 meters per 120 grams (4 oz)
Spindles: Bosworth Minis in Karelian Birch and Walnut

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