second sock

8 Ways to Beat Second Sock Syndrome

Second Sock Syndrome.  A situation many knitters face, and it’s not just for socks.  Any knitted item that generally comes in pairs is susceptible:  socks, mittens, gloves, leg warmers.  I find myself facing SSS or second sock syndrome a lot.  It usually comes after I’ve finished a sock pattern I’ve really wanted to try out.  However, finishing the first sock usually scratches the itch to knit that pattern or technique, then the second sock feels like a chore, and knitting isn’t my job, it’s my hobby!  I want to enjoy it!  So, how can we beat the second sock syndrome?