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.

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





Two-at-a-Time Knitting with Judy's Magic Cast-On
Two-at-a-Time Knitting with Judy's Magic Cast-On

Purple malabrigo socks in progress, two at a time

Two-at-a-time toe-up socks are one of my favorite uses of Judy's Magic Cast-On.

If you are comfortable with Magic Loop knitting and Judy's Magic Cast-On, combine the two skills to start a pair of toe-up socks.

Not only are toe-up socks fast to knit, there's no heel flap or picking up stitches. In the video below, I walk you through casting on for a two-at-a-time toe-up project.



Recommended Materials: Long circular needle (47")


Instructions

1. Use a long circular needle to do this cast-on. I recommend 47 inches (120 cm).

2. Make sure to place a marker at the beginning of the round, since your tail will be on the inside of your work and, after a while, you won't be able to see it.

3. To knit the first round, start with the knit side facing towards you and the needle tips pointing to the right. Pull the bottom needle out to start knitting in the round on Magic Loop.


More Information

The matching bind-off for this and all double-sided cast-ons is Kitchener Stitch.

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