Synopses & Reviews
Sock knitters everywhere know the frustration of Second Sock Syndrome. It goes something like this: A cute new sock pattern and soft, foot-warming yarn lead to many happy knitting hours, resulting in . . . ONE sock. The first sock is done (and it's adorable!) but pattern distraction sets in. Who wants to knit the same project all over again? There are so many new projects waiting to be discovered.
Melissa Morgan-Oakes ends the drudgery of the second sock by showing knitters how to cast on and knit two socks at one time on one long circular needle! Her method is captured in step-by-step photographs, clearly showing knitters how to turn out two socks at the same time. Goodbye to lonely, abandoned single socks. Hello to unlimited pretty pairs, knit on one needle (often finished on the same day), and worn with pride and that gratifying sense of accomplishment.
Oakes is a dedicated knitter, knitwear designer, and knitting instructor who has known the frustration of Second Sock Syndrome. Her easy-to-learn technique enables sock stitchers to adapt any pattern to her two-at-a-time method. But before experimenting with other patterns, readers will want to try Morgan-Oakes's 15 original designs. Fun and creative, they include simple to complex choices, a variety of yarn weights, and designs for women, men, and children.
Socks are small, relatively inexpensive, and interesting to knit -- a favorite portable choice of busy knitters. Keep the fun in sock-stitching with the innovative new technique that produces two socks -- yes, that's one sock for each foot -- at the very same time!
Consumer testimonial --
"I am a new knitter and purchased 2-at-a-time Socks. Perfect! This is a book is the best investment I've ever made! I have a lovely pair of socks ... for the first time! Very comprehensive instructions, as well as a very easy-to-understand glossary in the back. I recommend this book to anyone interested in knitting socks. So much easier than the double pointed needles! -- Deborah, Colorado Springs, CO
"Knitters know the first sock finished brings great joy, quickly followed by the dismay that there's still a second one that has to be completed. The second-sock syndrome is over, thanks to Melissa Morgan-Oakes. The author of 2-at-a-Time Socks shows knitters how, with one circular needle, two socks can be completed at once. Hurray!"
"Not only can you learn how to knit socks on a circular needle, you will learn how to knit them at the same time, ensuring they are exactly the same when finished. No more second-sock syndrome! The hardcover book has a wire binding so that it lies perfectly flat when open. As if all the great instructions weren't enough, there are 17 patterns included for men, women, and children. Once you try a single 40" needle, you might just give up your dpns forever!"
Knitting one sock is fun and rewarding, but finishing its partner can become a chore that leaves well-intentioned knitters suffering from "second sock syndrome." With this two-at-a-time technique you can easily finish a full pair of socks on the same day. Step-by-step photographs illustrate how to cast on and knit two socks together on one long circular needle, whatever the pattern or shape. Lonely, abandoned single socks are now a thing of the past
Kick Second-Sock Syndrome for Good?
Melissa Morgan-Oakes frees you forever from the repetitive boredom of knitting sock number two. With her innovative new method, you can cast on and knit two socks at once on a single circular needle.
Adapt your favorite sock pattern to this innovative new method or have fun with any of the 17 original designs included. Either way, you'll be thrilled with the fun and satisfaction of finishing TWO socks at the very same time!
About the Author
Melissa Morgan-Oakes learned as a child to crochet, tat, and sew without commercial patterns. When her children were small, she created award-winning sewn and crocheted garments. Melissa later taught herself to spin and knit, so she brings the perspective of a self-taught knitter to her innovative methods. She now teaches and designs patterns for WEBS, America's Yarn Store. Melissa lives in western Massachusetts with her family.