Two At A Time Socks – Short Row Heel

Yes, you can knit short row heels two at a time without ever taking your socks off the needle! This video will address the issues you face when knitting heels in toe up or cuff down two at a time socks.

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  1. Marijke Schellenbach
    Posted August 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    I am so glad you did this video, because I have been moving one of the socks onto a couple of dp needles until I had finished sock number one and then did sock number two. As always, thank you for teaching us better ways of doing things : )

  2. Posted August 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much. This is difficult to decipher through text; but showing it really highlights how simple it is! Your instruction works for 2 circulars as well.

  3. Maria
    Posted October 23, 2011 at 9:39 am | Permalink


    Wondering if you can help. I’m trying to learn how to knit socks two at a time from the toe up to teach my grandmother. There is one problem everyone knits differently than me. My grandma taught me to wrap needle around the yarn. Every video I see wraps the yarn around the needle. I’m using the book “Toe up 2 at a time socks ” and I’m totally stuck. Shaping the heel is what I can not complete, the further I go, the more confused I get.
    If I can see how it is done, I know I will pick it up.
    Whatever you can do it will be truly appreciated.

    Thank you

  4. Posted October 25, 2011 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Although your knitting style is slightly different the wrap and turns will be the same for you. Try my videos Short Row Heel, Part One and Part Two for a more close up look at these heel techniques. I know you can do it!

  5. Uta
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    I am working on my first toe up two at a time socks, and I enjoy working both socks at the same time.

    I am surprised to see that for the heel you actually work one sock first, and then the other. I expected to treat the heel the same as the rest of the sock so far, knitting one step at a time for sock 1 and then sock 2, turning the work, knitting sock 2 and then sock 1. Why would that not work for the short row heel? I was traveling and got a late start on my socks, so I am not quite at the heel myself, but I am wondering about it now, because your video surprised me.
    Is it just preference, or is there something that I am not considering when expecting to continue to knit taat, even for the heel?

  6. Posted November 17, 2011 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    It is impossible to work a short row heel the way you are describing it. Since you do not knit all the stitches in a row you are unable to get past the unworked stitches on one heel to knit the stitches on the other sock. Trust the process and enjoy that both socks stay on the needle and you will have two done quickly.

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  • By Repeat Peformance – Part 3 on November 17, 2011 at 9:01 am

    […] – Part 1 and Part 2” will take you through each step of the process.  A separate video, “Two at a Time – Short Row Heel”, addresses the issues faced when working both heels at once.  There are also videos for Wrap […]

  • By Center of Attention – Part 3 on July 18, 2013 at 7:58 am

    […] those of you knitting two socks at once, watch my Two at a Time Socks – Short Row Heel Video to manage both heels […]

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