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Friday, September 9, 2011

THE MAGIC LOOP


I must apologize to my Pirate Knitting fans, I have not posted here in quite a while. Some of that has been "writer's block" and some of it has been because I have been taking time to learn how to "Magic Loop". This is a method of knitting something that would normally call for four double pointed needles on one circular needle.

I first went to my LYS and was taught the technique which I am applying to a baby hat. Then of course, I came home and didn't work on it right away. Naturally, when I picked it up again, alas I had forgotten almost everything I learned. Rather than drive all the way to the LYS, I decided to find what I could online and those videos and web sites are what I will post . I personally will not attempt to teach what I don't really know. However, I have found it to be a wonderful system and not extremely difficult. The baby hat is coming along fine, so far, although I do anticipate looking for human help soon. This technique can be used for SOCKS instead of the sometime cumbersome use of four double pointed needles. Also I have some cute animals that are done in this method which I will post soon.

This is the hat as it stands now and very soon I'll be decreasing for the crown.

Here are the links for a further look at MAGIC LOOPING: YOUTUBE DEMO and NON VIDEO TUTORIAL. OK now pick up your needles and start looping!