I am a fraternal twin. For those of you without inclinations toward life science/biology, this means that my brother and I were formed from separate everything, not a split fertilized egg, which would give you identical twins. Don’t laugh, people ask me this stuff!
Even though I am a fraternal twin and even though I decided to make my twin a pair of socks for Christmas, I did not intend to knit fraternal twin socks.
Here is how you would knit them though, if you wanted to:
1. Knit first skein of Lorna’s Laces yarn into a sock using #2 US dpns.
2. Using the same pattern, knit second skein of Lorna’s Laces yarn into a sock using #1 US Addi Turbo circular needles.
And then, if you are me, you:
3. Realize when you come home from the mountains and compare socks that they are VERY fraternal, and fraternal is not what we’re looking for.
4. Put Addi Turbo needle in a sizer and realize that it is not the #2 you thought it was. Which explains the very bizarre pooling in Sock the Second.
5. Sigh. Mourn. Wonder why in heck you have 2 Addi’s in size #1 and what happened to that no. 2 needle?
6. Un-kitchener stitch the toe and cast on to #2US dpns just like the first sock.
This pair of socks will likely turn into fraternal-identical (Ok folks, stay with me: same egg, splits, fertlized separately) rather than identical, but that is close enough for me.
Mary at SnB made me feel better when she lovingly cooed at the first sock and said that using #2s made for a much more supple fabric, so I am resigned to being among the ranks of Socktober participants who still does not have a complete pair of socks to display…