It’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve had the chance to sit down and catch up here about what we’re working on and making. So, on today’s Taking Back Friday vlog (and continuing on with our Socktober celebration), I want to take some time to talk about the socks I’ve recently finished knitting, as well as the toe-up socks I’m currently knitting using Signature double pointed needles (DPNs) which are new at the studio.
But before we talk about socks, I also want to talk a bit about what happened at Knit City Mini here in Vancouver, plus share the few items I picked up at the show!
If you have any suggestions or tips on how you work with, and handle, DPNs while knitting, I’d love to hear in the comments! And if you’re interested in trying out Signature Needles, we have them available for a limited time in our shop here »
I’ll definitely have more to share next week with weaving projects for my upcoming weaving twill class, plus I’ll talk more about what we learned while filming last week with Laura Fry. There are so many things happening in the studio, and so many more things to share with you. See you next week!
IN THIS EPISODE
- what I mention in today’s video: Here are links to items talked about and shown in today’s vlog…
- At Knit City Mini, I picked up a Walnut and Cherry spindle from Mawdsley Fibre Arts which was purchased at The Small Bird Workshop booth. I also show Helen’s Walnut Supported Spindle, Shawl Pin and Cherry Nostepinne, which I received last year.
- From Lynn Anderson of West Coast Colour, I purchased 100% CVM/Romeldale wool yarn from her own flock, plus 50/50 Yak and Merino hand-dyed fibre in Karma.
- From Katrina’s Crafty JAK’s booth, I show the Succaplokki SilmuccaSTOP DPN project caps I picked up.
- The spinning I’m currently working on, as part of the SOS Spinning Study Group, is six skeins of handspun worsted, using our SweetGeorgia handpainted fibre to make the Nightshift shawl by Andrea Mowry.
- The socks I recently finished knitting use our hand-dyed Alpenglow single sock blank and this Basic Sock pattern. (We also have a Using a Sock Blank tutorial at the School, which talks more about knitting with a single sock yarn blank, if you’re new to working with them.)
- Using the leftover yarn from this sock project, I’m knitting toe-up socks using the instructions from the new Custom Toe Up Socks course, taught by Tabetha Hedrick. I also mention comparing measurements to Kate Atherley’s table in her Custom Socks book. The needles I’m knitting with are Signature Needle Arts Double Pointed Needles 2.25mm/US 1.
- I’m currently knitting two-at-a-time (TAAT) socks, magic loop method, using our SweetGeorgia double sock yarn blank in Spacewalk, knitting directly from the sock blank.
- Also shown in the vlog is filming with Laura Fry for The Intentional Weaver course, coming to the School of SweetGeorgia in 2022.
- want to learn more about knitting and the fibre arts? I encourage you to come visit all of the knitting content available at the School of SweetGeorgia (SOS) for all different levels of knitters and fibre arts makers! If you are new to the School, use the code: CRAFTWITHUS to get 14-day access for only $1!
One thought on “Knitting Socks Toe-Up and Two-at-a-Time”
I love knitting with all kinds of needles, including DPN’s, depending on the yarn and the project. However I do find it pretty easy to drop a DPN while quickly knitting a small circumference project. Sometimes that is just a nuisance, but it can be a real headache on a plane or other moving vehicle. Having lost too many needles to airplane seats, I now use flexiflips for sock knitting in situations where retrieving a dropped needle will be a headache. It may also be a little faster, as you are only knitting on two needles instead of three so don’t have to change needles as often, and flexiflips hold onto the project in a way that DPN’s can’t.