Two-at-a-time knitting involved making two of anything in the round at the same time. This technique works with matched pairs of anything – socks, mittens, even sweater sleeves. At KnitFreedom we specialize in teaching two-at-a-time knitting on Magic Loop.

Video Knitting Course: Toe-Up, Two-at-a-Time Socks

Toe Up Socks 1 or 2 at a Time on Magic Loop - Video Class

Most sock patterns are very hard for beginners, especially if they are written for double-pointed needles. Our classes teach you the easiest techniques so you get great results.


Video Knitting Course: Top-Down Socks, Two-at-a-Time

Top-down socks have several complex parts. Learn top-down sock knitting with the simplest pattern so you can knit even advanced socks without getting confused.


Video Knitting Course: Two-at-a-Time Mittens

Two-at-a-Time Mittens

Thumb construction makes first-time mittens fiddly. Learn the world's best mitten thumb for perfect-fitting mittens that you can knit a pair all at once and be done before you know it.


Featured Videos

Judy’s Magic Cast-On (JMCO) for Two-at-a-Time Knitting

Judy’s Magic Cast-On (JMCO) for Two-at-a-Time Knitting
Judy’s Magic Cast-On (JMCO) for Two-at-a-Time Knitting

Two-at-a-time toe-up socks are one of my favorite uses of Judy’s Magic Cast-On. Combine JMCO with Magic Loop to cast on for two-at-a-time socks.


Two-at-a-Time Cast-On

Two-at-a-Time Cast-On
Two-at-a-Time Cast-On

To cast on for two-at-a-time top-down socks, mittens, or sweater sleeves, you need two tubes that are open at the end. This cast-on shows you how to set up your stitches perfectly for two-at-a-time knitting.


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

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

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: FREE Toe-Up Sock Knitalong – June 2020

By Liat Gat – Founder / Knitalongs, Toe-Up Socks, Two-at-a-Time Knitting / May 20, 2020 / 27 Comments

Our first KnitFreedom knitalong. We will be knitting a pair of worsted-weight toe-up socks, two-at-a-time on Magic Loop. One lucky knitter will get live Zoom sessions with me to answer all their questions. Learn more and join here.

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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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Two-at-a-Time Knitting Illustration: Two-at-a-Time on Magic Loop

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Removing Socks from Two-at-a-Time Needles to Unravel Then Put Back On

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How to take off one or both socks from your two-at-a-time knitting project to unravel or fix mistakes and then put it/them back on.


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

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Judy’s Magic Cast-On (JMCO) for Two-at-a-Time Knitting

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Judy’s Magic Cast-On (JMCO) for Two-at-a-Time Knitting
Judy’s Magic Cast-On (JMCO) for Two-at-a-Time Knitting

Two-at-a-time toe-up socks are one of my favorite uses of Judy’s Magic Cast-On. Combine JMCO with Magic Loop to cast on for two-at-a-time socks.


Two-at-a-Time Cast-On

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Two-at-a-Time Cast-On
Two-at-a-Time Cast-On

To cast on for two-at-a-time top-down socks, mittens, or sweater sleeves, you need two tubes that are open at the end. This cast-on shows you how to set up your stitches perfectly for two-at-a-time knitting.


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.


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

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


Binding Off on Two at a Time Socks – JSSBO

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To bind off on two-at-a-time socks, you’ll need to save the very last stitch of the first half of the first sock. Reserve it on the needle. Then bind off the second sock. Then resume binding off the first sock.


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

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

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.



Recommended Circular Needles: Addi Turbo by Skacel

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My favorite circular needles for knitting FAST. The blunt tips don’t hurt your fingertips, and the joins are smooth as silk.

My recommended needle lengths are:
– 47″ for two-at-a-time knitting
– 40″ for anything else on Magic Loop
– 30-47″ for Moebius knitting

Buy Addi Turbo online


Recommended Notion: Kitchen Scale by Nicewell

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A kitchen scale is a great tool for weighing your yarn if you need to split your yarn ball into two for two-at-a-time knitting.

To divide your yarn in half, first wind your yarn into a ball from the hank.

Then, weigh the yarn ball on the kitchen scale and make a note of the total weight in grams and calculate what would be half that weight. Then, leaving the yarn on the kitchen scale, begin to wind, stopping when the yarn weighs half what it used to. Cut your yarn and wind the remaining half into a ball.

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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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