Emily Explains: Casting on with Two Circular Needles for Corker

My apartment was chilly this morning and as I rummaged through my sock drawer I was disappointed with the number of bulky socks I found. I don’t have nearly enough to wear with my favorite fall and winter boots! Obviously, the answer to my problem is to knit myself a pair. Corker is a knee-high sock knitting pattern from our Fall/Winter ’14 collection that may be just perfect.

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Corker is knit in Inca Tweed, a rustic and bulky wool blend that knits up quickly for cozy accessories. Following the pattern, the socks are cast on with two circular needles, which I’ve demonstrated in the video below. If you find knitting with double pointed needles challenging, knitting with two circular needles may be for you!

Another benefit to working with two circular needles? It allows you to try on your socks as you go. After casting on, knit the cable and ribbing pattern until the heel, knit the heel, then continue with the ribbing pattern until you reach the toes. At the end you will use the kitchener stitch to close the toe of your sock and voila! Cozy socks for you or a perfect gift for a loved one.

Happy Making!

Emily

 

 

 

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