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Two-Handed Two-Colour Knitting

I’m slogging away on my Rockin’ Sock Club stranded socks. I say “slogging” only because I’m finding the knitting awkward and I really need to do something about my technique. My hands cramp up and I’m having a hard time tensioning the yarn with my left hand.

But … woohoo! …  I just got the last spot in a workshop with Margaret Radcliffe. Margaret wrote The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques and she’ll be at my LYS, Urban Yarns later this month. I’m looking forward to this.

I have been trying a couple of tricks. I’m knitting the sock inside out so the floats have to travel a little further around the outside circumference of the sock. This should diminish any problems with tight tension. I guess I won’t really know for sure until I block the sock—right now it’s a bit bumpy looking.