Knitting two perfectly-fitting top-down socks at once is easy with our video lesson. This project is perfect for improving your skills and turning you into an advanced knitter.

Video Knitting 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.


Video Knitting 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.


Featured Videos

Liat’s Limitless Cast-On for Two-at-a-Time Anything (Blog)

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If you are comfortable with knitting in the round on Magic Loop, you can start your next Magic Loop project two-at-a-time: all you need to learn is a special way of casting on.



Blog Post: Liat’s Limitless Cast-On… for Two-at-a-Time ANYTHING

Liat's Limitless Cast-On Photo 7By Liat Gat – Founder / Cast-Ons, Top-Down Socks, Two-at-a-Time Cast-Ons, Two-at-a-Time Knitting / January 11, 2011 / 69 Comments

To knit two-at-a-time top-down (think socks, mittens, or sweater sleeves), you’ll need to set up your stitches correctly. This cast-on sets you up for knitting two tubes at once on one long circular needle. Invented by Yours Truly.

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Blog Post: How To Avoid Tangling Yarn On [email protected] Socks

By Liat Gat – Founder / Socks, Toe-Up Socks, Top-Down Socks, Two-at-a-Time Knitting / September 14, 2010 / 7 Comments

Prevent your yarn from EVER tangling again when knitting two-at-a-time socks. Make sure you place your balls of yarn on either side of you. The key moment for keeping the yarns from tangling is during “the switch.”

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Guest Blog Post: Workshop With Cookie A: Adding Stitch-Patterns to Socks

Cabled socks by Cookie A square cropBy Alex Capshaw-Taylor / Cables, Designing Patterns, Guest Posts, Lace, Socks, Top-Down Socks / April 1, 2011 / 4 Comments

Three professional tips for adding cables, lace, or other stitch-patterns to your socks, including combining multiple stitch patterns, checking to see if the socks will come out too big or too small, and heel-flap design tips.

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Blog Post: NEW: Free Super-Bulky Sock Pattern for Magic Loop, Toe-Up or Top-Down

Super-Bulky Magic Loop Socks - Malabrigo RastaBy Liat Gat – Founder / New Patterns, Socks, Toe-Up Socks, Top-Down Socks / December 23, 2011 / 2 Comments

In case you are madly trying to finish Christmas gifts, here is the gift that I fall back on year after year: super-bulky slipper-socks. Knit with one skein of super-bulky yarn, these toe-up socks can be made in about 5 hours.

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Free and Paid Videos

Pattern Walk-Through: Top-Down Socks

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Included in: Knitting Superstar, Magic Loop Socks, Top-Down Socks or membership to KnitFreedom Premium (starting at $12.99/month)


Liat’s Limitless Cast-On for Two-at-a-Time Anything (Blog)

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If you are comfortable with knitting in the round on Magic Loop, you can start your next Magic Loop project two-at-a-time: all you need to learn is a special way of casting on.


Top-Down Socks – Knit 1st Round

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Included in: Knitting Superstar, Magic Loop Socks, Top-Down Socks or membership to KnitFreedom Premium (starting at $12.99/month)


Optional Lace Pattern for Top-Down Socks

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Add this simple faggotting stitch (the combination of yarnover and knit-two-together) down the front of your socks to create interest and an extra challenge as you knit.

Included in: Knitting Superstar, Magic Loop Socks, Top-Down Socks or membership to KnitFreedom Premium (starting at $12.99/month)


Keep Yarn from Tangling on Two-at-a-Time Socks

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You’ve just learned the awesome technique of knitting two-at-a-time. Congratulations! This video shows you how you can avoid your yarn EVER tangling again.

Included in: Knitting Superstar, Magic Loop Socks, Toe-Up Socks, Top-Down Socks or membership to KnitFreedom Premium (starting at $12.99/month)


Avoiding Gaps in Two-at-a-Time Socks and Magic Loop

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Socks Not Joined On One Side

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Heel Flap – Top-Down Socks

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Turn Heel – Top-Down Socks

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Picking Up Stitches Along Heel Flap

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Knit or Purl Backwards

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To knit backwards, insert the left-hand needle from front to back through the first stitch on your right-hand needle. Wrap the yarn around the left-hand needle counter-clockwise (towards you), and then pull the stitch on the right-hand needle over the wrap and off the needle.


Shape Gusset

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Included in: Knitting Superstar, Magic Loop Socks, Top-Down Socks or membership to KnitFreedom Premium (starting at $12.99/month)


Kitchener Stitch

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How to seam up your knitting with Kitchener Stitch.

Included in: Free Dictionary, Knitting Superstar, Magic Loop Socks, Top-Down Socks or membership to KnitFreedom Premium (starting at $12.99/month)


Weave in Ends on Socks – Ribbing

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Recommended Fabric Care: Soak by Soak Wash

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My favorite no-rinse wool wash for blocking your knit garments. Comes in lovely scents and also unscented. Just squirt some in cold water and add your garment (or gauge swatch) and let soak for 15-20 minutes. Squeeze to remove water and lay flat to dry or block.

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Recommended Fabric Care: Sock Blockers by Knitter's Pride

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Sock blockers are the perfect way to make your finished socks look their best. Whether you are going to keep them for yourself or give the socks as a gift, the last step before you wear your knit socks is always to block them. The even and smooth shape persists even after machine washing and drying.

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Recommended Book: The Magic Loop by Bev Galeskas

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This amazing book is what started it all for me. In it, Beverly Galeskas clearly explains how to use Sarah Hauschka’s ingenious technique of knitting in the round on one long circular needle.

“Socks and more” is right! Anything you can knit in the round, you can knit on Magic Loop, with no laddering, quickly, easily, and without using DPNs. Hooray! Thanks, Bev and Sarah!

Buy The Magic Loop online


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