Troubleshooting While You Knit

As you begin to knit both socks, keep an eye out for any of the following issues. I show you how to recognize common problems that people run into when knitting two-at-a-time, and how to fix them, in the videos below.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Socks Not Joined On One Side

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.

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

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

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