, I have had an epiphany
moment, for no seam socks knitted on 2 needles. Impossible I hear you shout! well maybe, they came to me this morning, so I haven't had chance to give them a try yet, but
I needed to get the pattern down quick before I forget. So If you're feeling brave, or just like being a test subject
feel free to give them a try. (they do assume that you have knit socks and particularly
a short row heel before. If you have never knit socks, keep checking back. I will post the full pattern once I have had chance to try it myself)
Cast on 60 st (or however many you normally cast on for socs. It needs to be an even number though)
move half onto a second needle (one that you're not going
to use for knitting)
now with the second needle from the pair you are going to knit with, pick up one stitch from each needle alternately.
All rows: k1 sl
1p, p1 sl
1k until you have an inch or so of rib (this is the bit I'm
not sure will work, but bare with me)
once you have finished the rib;
all rows: k1 sl
1p until you have the length of your sock right
down to the bottom of your heel.
slip alternate stitches onto 2 separate
needles, you should have found that you have made a tube? If so then now you see where this is going...if not it's probably my instructions, so frog it, use the yarn for something else, and pop back in a few days when i have had chance to have a go my self.
knit a short row heel
move all of the stitches back onto one needle, alternating as before
1p on all rows, until you have reached the desired foot length.
1 & 2) k1sl
= pass knit stitch over)
3 & 4) sl
1p * k1 sl
5 & 6) sl
1p k1 psso sl
1p * to * across
7&8) k1 sl
Repeat these 4 rows 14 times more
split back onto 2 needles & cast off / graft toes
Hope this works. Let me know if you give it a go. I'll post back when I finish it myself.