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We have a new tutorial video up! It's on the Magic Loop technique, and you'll learn how to knit in the round with a single circular needle. Knit Picks circular needles have really flexible cables, and they're perfect for Magic Looping.

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Comment by Jaika J Klein on September 22, 2012 at 8:34am

With the help of this video and one from VeryPinkKnits I figured-out how to do the Magic-Loop (ML).  I truly love the technique and am always amazed when knitting shop owners aren't familiar with it as yet. hmmmm  I am currently knitting doll sweaters from the top down and using the ML to pick up and do the sleeves.  There are NO seams in the sweaters at all!  

 Thank you!  

Comment by Judith Rettberg on September 20, 2012 at 5:20am

How do I view the magic loop tutorial?

Comment by Jaika J Klein on March 25, 2012 at 7:31am

Can you explain how to pick up and knit sleeves in the round (instead of DPNs)? Thanks for any help you can give me.

Comment by Andrea Lim on August 28, 2009 at 8:25pm
I love using Magic Loop. I am using it to make hand warmers, but I am stuck. The pattern says to use the circular needle as if they were straight needles in working the thumb opening. What does this mean?
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on August 22, 2009 at 8:41pm
Faye,
When you Magic Loop, you knit just like you are using straight needles, or dpns... when you need to purl, you move the yarn to the front of the work, when you knit you move it to the back. It is really very simple.
Comment by Faye Porche on August 22, 2009 at 8:32pm
Could you demo doing ribbing with the magic loop? Where should my working yarn be when starting with a purl stitch?
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on August 21, 2009 at 8:07am
Linda, If the halfway point is that important in a project, I usually put a ring marker there... especially on projects where there are a lot of stitches. It works fine.
We know you meant nickle-plated! It's an hones mistake.

Susan
Comment by Grannie Linda on August 21, 2009 at 8:02am
I meant nickle-plated, honest I did..
really...
I did.
Comment by Grannie Linda on August 20, 2009 at 8:35am
Great video. Very well done!
I had tried the magic loop method months ago and didn't care for all the extra cable
getting in the way, especially when turning the work. I went back to 2 - 16" circs for my socks on size 1 needles.
Lately I have desired a longer working needle than is on the 16" circ. The 24" and above has a longer part of the
stainless steel needle and, I think, is easier on the hands. So, I tried the magic loop again, only this time with only one 24" circular, and it works great! Turning is much easier as there is not so much cable to pull through the work. I just have to make sure I stick my pinky, or other finger, in the left side loop before pulling on any tips or cable for turning. That way I don't lose my half way point.
Comment by Shirley Sackett on August 18, 2009 at 5:30pm
Love the tutorial! It refreshes my memory on how to do the magic loop. Learn in a magic loop class but haven't use it in a while... Now I remember! Thanks for the tip!!!

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