Well, then what are we waiting for?
- Cast on sock on using the aloha cast on method in the book. You're just casting on the initial stitches for sock one using both ends of your long cabled needle.
- Gently schooch those cast on stitches down towards the cable -- you're still holding the two needle ends together of the one long needle so the you can cast on the initial stitches in the aloha method for sock two. Now you're either using a second ball of yarn or the other end of one large ball of yarn, just like when you are using two circulars in the book!
- Hold the needle in your left hand with the yarn hanging in the back and the needle ends parallel and one on top of the other, but with the pointy ends even pointing to the right. Now gently push the stitches for sock number one back up the cable towards the second sock that you cast on and is sitting on the needle edges.
Now you have two socks cast onto the one needle right? 1/2 the stitches of each sock are on each needle side so that they are divided in a similar way to when they are on two circulars -- so instead of pointy needle ends hanging off to the left of your cast on socks, you have the long loop of your cable needle!
- Carefully pull on the pointy end of the lower needle (yes, there are stitches on it, they'll start to slid onto the cable) and use that end of the needle to start knitting your stitches on the upper needle using the standard aloha CTH method with both the yarn end and the ball of yarn. Go across the first sock, drop the yarns and do the same thing on the second sock -- just like with the two circulars.
- As you are knitting across the socks the long length of cable will be pulled across the back stitches of each sock and start to appear looped out on the right side as the loop on the left side gets smaller. This is the "magic loop" part.
There are various online tutorials, one with some good photos is:
Another good link is: http://webdesignsbybarb.com/tostetoes/twosocksoneneedletoeup.htm
So, if you have questions or better yet great photos, post 'em on here! Now, let's get moving on our toe increases!