How to knit two at once in the round
Knitting one item at a time can be problematic when your gauge gets a little off. Sometimes, one piece can end up a lot bigger than the other. A great way to solve this knitting problem is to learn to knit two at once. This method is especially useful for gloves, mittens, socks, sweater sleeves, hats, and almost any small knit that is made in the round.
Learn to cast on two matching knits at once
For this knitting method, you will use a long circular needle, and you’ll essentially be knitting with the “magic loop” method, except that you will cast on two items instead of one.
Watch the tutorial video below to see how I convert all of my one at a time knitting circular patterns into two at a time knits.
Quick visual cheat sheet:
Written instructions to knit two at once from a one at a time knitting pattern
1: Choose the appropriate needles and divide your yarn into two separate balls.
2: Cast on half the stitches with your first ball of yarn.
3: Cast on all the stitches from the pattern with a second ball of yarn.
4: Slide the first set of cast on stitches and half the second set of cast on stitches to the back needle.
5: Cast on the second half of the pattern stitches with the first ball of yarn.
6: Turn your work.
7: Pull back needle through.
8: Start knitting in the round, making sure to use the working yarn ball that matches the stitches you are working.
9: Follow your pattern, row by row. For each row, work half the stitches each row calls for with yarn ball 1, then all the stitches each row calls for with yarn ball 2, then to finish the second half of the row with yarn ball 1.