Emily Explains: Knitting with the Magic Loop
Socks are one of my favorite things to knit. I love making them from start to finish. A sock is small enough to fit conveniently in my bag and travel with me wherever I go. Although sock knitting keeps me calm in stressful situations, it can be frustrating when my stitches slide off my double pointed needles. I have always knitted socks with double pointed needles, but sometimes no matter how tightly I pull my yarn, joined ladders form between the knitting of separate needles.
When I mentioned my problem to a friend who works at the yarn shop in my hometown, she suggested magic loop knitting. I thought… what on earth is the magic loop?! About a month later I arrived at Berroco, and the magic loop method was still foreign to me.
Last night, longing to start a new sock, I decided I would finally take the time to learn the magic loop.
Check out my how-to video & try it yourself:
I really like this way of knitting in the round – it’s great for traveling with your knitting, the stitches don’t fall off and you could do a whole project from start to finish on your circular needles!
I am going to practice knitting my next pair of socks using the magic loop method (with no fear of throwing my socks-in-progress in my purse). What do you like to knit using this magical method?