#4KCBWDAY6 – a tool to covet

I’m a big fan of two at a time, magic loop, toe up socks.
So much so I think I need an acronym as I write that phrase so often. TAATMLTUS doesn’t really have a ring to it.

When I figured out this was my preferred knitting project I treated myself to a set of Addi Turbos 2.5mm 80cm.

I’ve found even though I prefer bamboo for most other projects, I prefer metal for socks. I have quite a collection of bamboo circulars either in hat length or magic loop length in most sizes. I bought them from eBay when I first started knitting and didn’t really know what I needed.

My addi is slightly bent. But I haven’t knit a pair of socks on anything else since I bought it.
I know how many stitches I need and adapt sock patterns to my needles.

This apparently is how they want to be photographed.

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It’s pretty amazing that they’re free! It’s probably so that I can get to work on my mascot project as soon as I finish my deadline knitting.

My addis in action!

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13 thoughts on “#4KCBWDAY6 – a tool to covet

    1. Dive in to two at a time. There are a lot of really good tutorials. And that way even if your socks haven’t quite worked out you’ve still got a pair.
      If you’ve never done magic loop before I would learn that before two at a time. Or else you’re going to end up with two tangled bits of yarn and your knitting burning in effigy.

  1. I, too, have to learn this magic loop method so that I can make socks. I just used bamboo needles for the first time last week and I REALLY like them. The yarn just so easily glides on them and they are somehow quieting when I use them the them.

  2. My German friend loves her speed knitting needles – was something new to me! The picture in my mind after reading your post, is of these superfast needles, working by themselves finishing one pile of socks after the other with a puff of smoke!

  3. I do 2 at a time toe up on 2 circs. I wanted to like ML, but it’s just not my thing. I started a new pair today as a way to avoid finishing some things. It was easier to just start something new when I quickly needed knitting to bring to the hockey rink 🙂

    1. I tried two circulars once before I knew about magic loop. I used two different sized needles too because I didn’t know any better (I was an absolute beginner). I’ve fell into my niche with ML but it’s not for everyone.

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