Choose 2 circular needles of the same needle size. The cable length need not be the same, but the tips need to be the same size. Unlike with double-pointed needles where the needles rotate around the work, with 2 circs you will always knit the same half of the work with the same needles.
If knitting 2-at-a-time socks, make sure you have a long enough cable to accommodate the stitches. This tutorial demonstrates knitting one item at a time (i.e. a sock or a sleeve)
Note – if your gauge noticeably changes when knitting with needles of different materials, try not to mix needles. For the photo tutorial, I have used 2 different needles so it is easy to distinguish between the 2 needles as I describe the steps.
Cast on all of your stitches to one of the circular needles. For our purposes, the metal needle is Needle 1 (N1) and the green wooden needle is Needle 2 (N2).
Divide stitches by transferring one-half of them to Needle 2
Repeat these steps continuing around the work.
Need additional tips & tricks?
Check out Cat Bordhi\’s video on YouTube:
Or this video from KnittingHelp.com: