Loop of Magic

I’ve found myself using the “magic loop” method of circular knitting for my latest project.


The circumference of the project is probably big enough to use a small circular, but I’d never used magic loop before and I thought it was about time to give it a try. I found that after casting on and figuring out what I’m doing, it was very easy, and it seems handy for avoiding gaps in your knitting if that’s a problem for you with dpns.

I have to thank Lesley at Knit New London for getting me started with it. You can see a video on how to knit with the “loop of magic” on knittinghelp.com.

6 thoughts on “Loop of Magic

  1. I <3 magic loop, particularly for socks and sleeves. I do two-at-once magic loop, so I’m knitting both socks at the same time one one long circular needle. They always come out exactly the same that way, which is great! Plus, it’s impossible to get second sock syndrome. :)

  2. I never much liked Magic Loop, but I found with good circs I can do it. Oddly, I just started some mittens and started on DPN and switched to ML. Go figure. It’s useful to know, but I still like DPN for most things :)

  3. Cool! I’m not a huge fan of the circular needle, but I’ll have to give this a try! What are you making?

  4. I’m attempting to make an anthropomorphic muff/ hand warmer. I’m still not sure which direction I’ll take it in, so I’m experimenting with a few things for now.

  5. Wow…That’s AMAZING!
    I would of never thought to make something like that…
    I’m not even sure how it’s possible! But if anybody can do it you can!
    Good luck!

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