Sock knitting is a lot of fun, but the sad truth of the matter is that knitting a pair of socks takes a long time. So many little stitches, so many knitting needles (often) and you have to knit two of them.
It’s worth it, but anything you can do to speed up the process and get those glorious socks on your feet would be great, right?
This Knitted Life has a great collection of tips for knitting socks faster, including using metal needles in your preferred configuration, knitting plain socks and using fewer stitches, both for better fit and faster knitting (I usually do 60 stitches instead of the more common 64, but could probably go even smaller).
I’d also add that I think working on fewer needles, once you get used to it, makes it go faster because there’s less fiddling with the other needles to do. I love Magic Loop, but you can also knit a sock on two circular needles instead of one long one.
And of course there is always the option to knit two socks at once. Have you ever tried that?
I’d love to hear any thoughts you have on making sock knitting faster or easier!
[Photo via This Knitted Life.]