So I cast on over two dpn's as suggested.
It seems loose which will still fit one of us. Two of us have above average sized calfs. I also think after washing they will tighten up a bit.
Time to conquer the other one . I've cast on the same so these will match size wise.
I enjoy knitting but do not have much free time. Thusly this took forever. Those who say socks are quick knots haven't met me.
Overall for the first time knitting socks and using dpn's I'm pleased. Next pair I'll probably cast on using one needle though.