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How to Avoid Gaps in Two-at-a-Time Socks

Liat Gat - Founder

March 1, 2011

Some people get gaps on the sides of their two-at-a-time socks. Why?

When you’re using Magic Loop to knit your two-at-a-time socks, what you do in Ready Position, especially between socks, makes a big difference.

To prevent holes in the sides of your socks, you must manipulate the cable properly and not pull the first stitch too tight.

I was knitting a new pair of super-bulky-weight toe-up socks last night, out of a delicious skein of Malabrigo Rasta, and my sister helped me shoot this quick video to capture the moves that help the socks come out perfectly.

Here’s how to hold your cable and start your rounds to prevent any holes in your socks:

KnitFreedom | Two-at-a-Time | Troubleshooting - Avoid Gaps When Knitting Two-at-a-Time
KnitFreedom | Two-at-a-Time | Troubleshooting - Avoid Gaps When Knitting Two-at-a-Time

Watch how far the back cable is from your front needles, and hold both together to prevent gaps or saggy stitches from running up the insides of your socks.

If you liked this tutorial on preventing gaps in your two-at-a-time socks, post in the comments!

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