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