Two At A Time – Toe Up Socks

No more orphan socks! Knit both of your socks at one time and you have a pair completed when you bind off. This video demonstrates how to cast on for two toe up socks at once using Judy’s magic cast on. This method is suitable for magic loop knitting or two circs. There are no more excuses for single sock syndrome!

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  1. Kathy
    Posted April 4, 2011 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Thank you! I have struggled with getting going with two socks at a time. Tying a bow works wonderfully! Now I’m good to go. I did notice that you didn’t knit into the back of the second side row stitches like with did with the Judy’s magic cast on. Still works?

  2. Posted April 4, 2011 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    What good eyes you have! I actually do a variation of Judy’s magic cast on in my videos. If you cast on like me, you do not need to knit into the back of the stitches on the second needle. I write my patterns assuming the knitter is doing it Judy’s way. If you knit into the back of the stitch and cast on like me you are just making those stitches a bit tighter so no harm done. I leave it in the video as an homage to the great Judy.

  3. Kathy Gillard
    Posted April 4, 2011 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the video, I never attempted to do 2 socks at one time, Now i might haha 🙂 Awesome Demo! I will be referring back to many of your videos for future socks!

  4. Kim
    Posted April 4, 2011 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the video. I couldn’t figure out how to do it on my own and you made it look so easy.

    I’ve already done my toes for Cranked, but will use this for my next set of toe-up socks.


  5. Loreen Keeth
    Posted April 4, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    I thought I was doing the cast on wrong, my sts weren’t on backwards, frogged twice, the third time I just left them and finished the toes.

  6. Posted April 4, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    You are an intuitive knitter!

  7. Kim Petershack
    Posted April 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    This is brilliant….brilliant….brilliant! Wow…thanks so much!!

  8. Anne Stoddard
    Posted May 2, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for keeping these videos alive on your site, just stopped in to review this one again and found it to be so simple to do once I see the video again…. ;-), honestly, you make everything look so easy, one can’t help but do it with ease, Thanks again Michelle for doing a toe-up for this last sock, I love the color of the yarn and am anxious to see what new heel you are presenting, as I loooooved 😉 the heel for “Cranked”. Think it is giving the garter stitch heel a run for its money ;-).

  9. Odelia
    Posted May 24, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for this Michelle. It is easier to watch a 5 minute video than to decipher 5 pages of instructions from a book. Not only are you gifted, you are generous as well.

  10. Rachel Frank
    Posted November 13, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the awesome videos! You are able to show the techniques simply and clearly. I’m excited to do my first KAL and first socks 🙂

  11. Ursula
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Could you please e mail me the video also would love to see it

  12. Posted December 31, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Just go to the homepage of my website and click on the Video Lessons icon. All of my videos are listed in alphabetical order. Click on the title and watch as often as you like. The videos are also available on Youtube.

  13. Abby
    Posted December 17, 2014 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    I have looked and looked for how to do this with Judy’s magic cast on. I just finished my first pair of one at a time socks, and second sock syndrome is a very real problem! This will help!

  14. Posted December 18, 2014 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    Welcome to sock addiction!

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  • By Center of Attention – Part 1 on July 4, 2013 at 7:04 am

    […] to guide you every step of the way to knit both Center of Attention socks at once.  Watch my Two at a Time – Toe Up Socks Video to get started.  I prefer to knit 2aat on a 40″ circular needle using the Magic Loop […]

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