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Traveling Loop Method For Magic Loop

Liat Gat - Founder

March 19, 2011

The Traveling Loop method is a modified version of Magic Loop that you can use when working on a large-diameter Magic Loop project. Instead of two loops, you use just one.

Sometimes, when you are working on a large-diameter Magic Loop project, your loops of cable can disappear.

You just have too many stitches to fit comfortably on a 40- or 47-inch needle. But you still want to use Magic Loop, and you certainly don’t want to buy a shorter needle!

I ran into this problem while making a basic Magic Loop hat for a friend of mine – his head is 23″around, which is just too big to maintain two loops of cable.

So, I used a modified form of Magic Loop, using just one large loop of cable, called the Traveling Loop.

To do the traveling loop, you pull just one loop of cable out instead of two. It’s awesome. You basically get back to Ready Position just once each round, instead of twice.

Video: How to do the Traveling Loop Method for Magic Loop


Traveling Loop Method For Magic Loop: One Loop Only
Traveling Loop Method For Magic Loop: One Loop Only

You can do the Traveling Loop until you reach the decreases for the hat, and then switch back to regular Magic Loop.

Basic Slouchy Hat for Magic LoopTo practice the Traveling Loop, try any of our free Magic Loop hat patterns:

Basic Slouchy Hat
Man Hat
Double-Sided Hat
Easy Lace Hat
Brioche Hat

Related Tutorials:

If you haven’t already bought it, I highly recommend:
Complete Video Guide to Magic Loop

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