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Knitting in Pairs

The Martha Stewart Show, February 2008

Have you ever knitted or crocheted a pair of something small, like sleeves for a baby sweater, tiny socks, or booties, and found that they looked slightly mismatched?

Here is an easy way to solve this problem. Instead of making one at a time, knit both simultaneously on one knitting needle. The key is to "think once, knit once." For example, when you have to increase, you do so on both -- this way your gauge and pattern will be consistent.

Comments (16)

  • 19 Feb, 2009

    Great tip!

    Is it possible to acquire the pattern for Martha's sweater worn in this segment? Or information where to find it?

  • 7 Apr, 2008

    That sweater is really great. I would also love to have the pattern. does anyone have and be willing to share the patters?

  • 31 Mar, 2008

    I really liked the jacket sweater that Martha is wearing. I would be very interested in that pattern! The baby things were quite cute too.

  • 27 Feb, 2008

    I would also like the pattern for the sweater Martha was wearing on Monday's show. Does anyone know the specifics?

  • 27 Feb, 2008

    I would also like to have the pattern for the sweater jacket Martha was wearing yesterday.

  • 26 Feb, 2008

    Jofrog 16: Thank you for the source for those adorable knitted animals!

  • 26 Feb, 2008

    I have used a similar technique for knitting the front and back of a sweater at the same time. I used two pairs of needles the same size. This was particualrly helpful when I knitted a sweater for Guidepost Magazine's Knit for Kids program. I was using up leftover yarn and knitting stripes. If I had enough yarn for 6 rows of one color, I'd knit three rows on the front and three on the back. When I sewed the front and back together, the stripes matched up!

  • 26 Feb, 2008

    I too would love to receive the pattern for that cute little sweater jacket Martha was wearing on the show yesterday! My knitting needles are always humming.

    BLT

  • 26 Feb, 2008

    I'm sure that she didn't knit her sweater, because she said that she's a very beginner knitter and can't watch TV or talk or do anything else while she's knitting. The "scarf" she was knitting was just garter stitch.

    Did you see those great toys from the audience member "Anna"? I looked them up and the patterns are available at Mochimochiland.com They are so great! I want to knit the garden for my daughter for Easter!

  • 26 Feb, 2008

    I'm sure that she didn't knit her sweater, because she said that she's a very beginner knitter and can't watch TV or talk or do anything else while she's knitting. The "scarf" she was knitting was just garter stitch.

    Did you see those great toys from the audience member "Anna"? I looked them up and the patterns are available at Mochimochiland.com They are so great! I want to knit the garden for my daughter for Easter!

  • 26 Feb, 2008

    I loved the sweater/jacket you wore on the show on 2/25/2008. Did you make this yourself? Is the pattern available? It is beautiful.

  • 25 Feb, 2008

    This solution will not work for crochet.

  • 25 Feb, 2008

    I too love that sweater! I inquired about it months ago the first time I saw Martha wear it. I would love to get the pattern. I didn't get to see the show; did Martha knit the sweater?

  • 25 Feb, 2008

    I agree with BevW..your sweater was great. Hope you share either the pattern or the info on where we can get it.
    This was a fun show...

  • 25 Feb, 2008

    I love the sweater/jacket you wore on the show today. It was the white, knitted one. Did you make it yourself? Are there directions available?

    BevW

  • 24 Feb, 2008

    When my daughter was born, I made the simple sweater from the Martha Stewart magazine. I enjoy knitting but I don't have too much time to really learn how to read patterns. The pattern from the magazine was very easy.