- One at a time
- One needle with Magic Loop
- Two Circulars
- 3 or 4 dpn's
- Toe up
- Top down
Did I miss something?
Yes, the type of needle. These run from lace circulars, wooden / metal / plastic dpn's, your favorite brand.
I've experimented with all of them and I think I've found the secret -- for the Snug Sockettes (more later) I picked up a ChaoGoo Knit Red Lace circular, 47" long. Using the Magic Loop method I cast on for one Snug Sockette.
Adjectives fail me. This needle worked. The cord is strong but flexible. The points are magnificently smooth and make for speedy knitting. ML method means I actually get to knit 20+ stitches at a time so rhythm has a chance to set in. Now that's what I'm talkin' about!
|If you check in regularly with this blog, you may notice|
that this is the leftover Cascade Heritage Superwash used
with the Harry Potter Sox.
Vanessa's blog is here: Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts.
Her pattern is here (and Ravelry): Snug Sockettes (which gives a link to Ravelry. Also try Etsy.com)
While the husband and I were on Hospital Time I started a pair of lace sox from The Big Book of Socks, by Kathleen Taylor. I bot the book from a used bookseller via my fave book site, AbeBooks. Probably you can get it from other retailers.
This one is on 4 dpn's but I will switch it to the Chiaogoo needle as soon as the Snug Sockettes are finished. Soooo much faster.
|Yarn is from Frolicking Feet, purchased at Yorkshire Yarns,|
one of my LYS in Lakewood.
I am dedicating this post to the father of my friend Kimberly, in Florida. He spent many years as a NASA scientist, and is now retired. I've mentioned him before because of his favorite maxim: One experiment is worth 1000 expert opinions.
The NASA Scientist is absolutely spot on.