Posts Tagged ‘Melissa Morgan-Oakes’

Double the Fun: Knit Two Socks at Once

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Karen Clements the brilliant designer behind Knit 1 LA is up to something interesting on her blog. She has a tutorial going on with step-by-step instructions, along with photos and videos, on how to knit two socks at one time. She doesn’t use the same method that Melissa Morgan-Oakes does in her book 2-at-a-time Socks (i.e. a long circular needle). Karen knits one inside the other with traditional DPNs. I know. Pretty darn clever. Like anything in knitting, it takes a bit of practice, but this handy method can have some serious benefits inĀ  terms of speeding up the process. Just imagine how much easier the holiday gift rush can be!

Knitting Book Haul

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

inspiredtoknit-bookcoverFor Christmas I received a tidy little sum of money which I have now blown on lingerie and knitting books. I won’t detail my unmentionables, but here are the books I bought: 2-at-a-time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes (a crazy sock knitting method that just might work), Knitting In The Sun by Kristi Porter (a Southern California designer with warm weather knits), Clara Parkes’ two books: The Knitter’s Book of Yarn and The Knitter’s Book of Wool (great reference books) and one of the most beautiful collections of knitwear designs I’ve seen in a long time: Michelle Rose Orne’s Inspired To Knit. All of these books are amazing. Can’t wait to dig in and knit. Oh, and I also got a bio on Napoleon’s Empress, Josephine, because I have a French history obsession, especially for the French Revolution, that I don’t usually mention either (but frequently indulge).