Thursday, February 14, 2008

Magic Loop Knitting

Several months ago I purchased The Magic Loop from Knit Picks. This booklet plus Knit Picks' 32" circular needle with an extremely flexible cable were the combo that enabled me to teach myself the technique. Although I am not that quick at it yet, I am reserving judgement until I complete a project and give it a fair shot. I am pretty fast on DPN's so I'll have to gain a lot of speed on The Magic Loop in order to make it a viable option for circular knitting. It is always fun to learn a new technique which surely will come in handy sometime in my knitting life.


Birte said...

I guess I'll wait a little more before I try this method. Aren't those cables in the way when knitting?

The Knitted Squirrel said...

Once you get the hang of the Magic Loop. You can then knit BOTH socks at the same time. You will never have SSS again!. I ONLY knit socks this way. that way once I am done I have a pair of finished socks!. Good Luck and keep on knitting!

Hoc Age said...

Very interesting... I haven't tried the magic loop method yet, though when I knit most of socks I use two circular needles.
P.S. Love the Fiesta Mittens!

Britt-Arnhild said...

I almost always knit with a circular needle like the one you show. It is great!

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