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Troubleshooting While You Knit

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Troubleshooting While You Knit

Before we move on, let me show you a few troubleshooting videos in case your socks aren’t coming out exactly right.

Keeping Your Balls Of Yarn From Tangling

You’ll want to learn how to keep your balls of yarn separate when you are knitting two-at-a-time, and there are a few tricks to doing it easily. Don’t let your yarn tangle. Set a good Magic Loop example, and watch the video.

Loose Cast-On Row

If this happened to you, you can fx this issue by working the loose bits towards the tail and then tightening the tail. You can do this at the end or now, whichever you prefer.

Avoiding Gaps in Two-at-a-Time Socks

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.

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

ARVE Error: Mode: lazyload not available (ARVE Pro not active?), switching to normal mode

Socks Not Joined On One Side

Sometimes people are concentrating so hard that they forget to come back to ready position, and consequently get turned around. Here’s what to do.

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

Two-at-a-time socks in process of being transferred from one set of circular needles to the other

If you’ve really messed up one or both socks, OR you’ve knitted too far before starting your gusset increases, you will need to take the socks off the needles and unravel a few rounds.

Here’s how to do so correctly.

You’re doing great! You’re totally past the hard part. Now, let’s make a heel.

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