NEW: Free Super-Bulky Sock Pattern for Magic Loop, Toe-Up or Top-Down
So in case any of you are still knitting madly to try to finish Christmas gifts, here is the gift that I fall back on year after year: super-bulky slipper-socks.
You can knit these socks two-at-a-time toe-up on Magic Loop - it will take you just a day or two. I also like to knit these socks on Christmas Day while we are sitting around the Christmas tree, although they are almost too fast to qualify as mindless knitting- you may have to look at the pattern often because you will already be on the next step before you know it.
Just know, the yarn pictured here (Malabrigo Rasta- one skein exactly) is buttery-soft, but it is not a highly durable yarn. These socks won't last for years, just about one super-snuggly year. My sister Lizzi always comes home on Christmas and hands me her very scary worn-out socks from last year - gasp!
Needless to say, these super-bulky socks have become a tradition in my family (which I much prefer to, say, a tradition of lace sweaters on size 3 needles). Hey - non-knitters don't need know that these are super easy!
They just know that they are divine and you really can't buy anything like them.
Click here to get the details on this Super-Bulky Sock Pattern and download it free.
Another holiday knitting tradition that I would love to share with you - my favorite holiday knitting book.
Handknit Holidays, edited by Melanie Falick, is the most delicious holiday-knitting read I can think of. It qualifies as one of my 5 Best Knitting Books of All Time, and I STILL intend to make every single project in this book.
If you end up going to a bookstore over the holidays, wander into the knitting section and flip through this book - I think you'll love it!
If you like this super-bulky sock pattern, post in the comments.
Related Course: Mastering Magic Loop Socks
Knitting socks is easy and fun when you use Magic Loop. You can even knit them two-at-a-time! You’ll be amazed at how easy it is.
Learn Magic Loop, Toe-Up Two-at-a-Time Socks, and Top-Down Two-at-a-Time socks in this bundle class that includes 8 different sock patterns for all yarn weights.
Related Course: Toe-Up, Two-at-a-Time Socks
Toe-up socks are the hippest and most addictive project in knitting right now, and it's easy to see why.
Knitters love making their socks from the toe-up because they can try on as they go, knit two-at-a-time, and there's no heel flap or picking up stitches.
The ideal project for any intermediate knitter to learn, improve, and enjoy.
Related Course: Top-Down Socks, Two-at-a-Time
Knitting two-at-a-time socks is the coolest trend in knitting right now. Never suffer from second-sock syndrome again.
Once you learn the technique of knitting socks on Magic Loop, you'll want to make everything in the round two-at-a-time, whether it's sweater sleeves, socks, or mittens.
Since my live "How to Knit Socks on Magic Loop, One or Two-at-a-Time" class in Salt Lake City started getting oversold, I created a video knitting course that guides you through all the steps of learning this new technique, just as if you were in a private lesson with me.