Video Knitting Course: Magic Loop Knitting
Learn to knit in the round using Beverly Galeskas' incredible invention - The Magic Loop. No more double-pointed needles!
If you want to move beyond scarf-knitting to be able to knit hats, sweaters, mittens, and socks easily and with pleasure, this technique is for you.
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Video Knitting Course: Mastering Magic Loop Socks
Knitting socks is easy and fun when you use Magic Loop. You can even knit them two-at-a-time! You’ll be amazed at how easy it is.
Learn Magic Loop, Toe-Up Two-at-a-Time Socks, and Top-Down Two-at-a-Time socks in this bundle class that includes 8 different sock patterns for all yarn weights.
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Every single time you’re binding off in the round, use this trick to make the join completely disappear. No one will be able to tell where you started and where you stopped. Read Post »
Blog Post: Free Key Cozy Pattern For Leftover Sock YarnBy Liat Gat – Founder / Knitting in the Round, Magic Loop, New Patterns / September 6, 2010 / 82 Comments
Magic Loop is especially good for knitting little tiny objects in the round, like glove fingers, arm warmers, and the tops of hats. Do you have a key? You can make it a little sweater to demonstrate! The sock yarn key cozy is born. Read Post »
Blog Post: Free Pattern: Basic Magic Loop HatBy Liat Gat – Founder / Magic Loop, New Patterns, World Travels / August 5, 2011 / 63 Comments
Here is a basic hat pattern that was designed for learning the wonderful technique of Magic Loop. Written for worsted-weight yarn, you can make this soft beanie slouchy or fitted. A perfect first hat. Read Post »
Blog Post: The Best Circular Needles For Magic LoopBy Liat Gat – Founder / Magic Loop, Recommended Resources / October 16, 2010 / 46 Comments
You really only need one piece of equipment to start learning Magic Loop: a 40– to 47-inch-long circular needle in a medium size, say, US size 7 or 8. Here are the brands I recommend. Read Post »
By Liat Gat – Founder / Magic Loop / October 8, 2010 / 35 Comments
You can adapt any knitting-in-the-round pattern to use Magic Loop. Other tips in this post include: how to purl on Magic Loop. Read Post »
Blog Post: Traveling Loop Method For Magic LoopBy Liat Gat – Founder / Magic Loop / March 19, 2011 / 18 Comments
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. Read Post »
By Liat Gat – Founder / Fix Knitting Mistakes, Magic Loop / December 3, 2010 / 14 Comments
When your Magic Loop knitting gets turned inside out, there’s a very easy fix. In life, it’s a bit harder. Read Post »
Blog Post: How To Switch Needles on Magic LoopBy Liat Gat – Founder / Magic Loop / September 1, 2010 / 12 Comments
Here’s how to change needles in the middle of a Magic Loop knitting project. For instance, if you started with a circular needle that is too short and you need to change to a longer one. Read Post »
Blog Post: Free iPhone Cozy PatternBy Liat Gat – Founder / Knitting in the Round, Magic Loop, New Patterns / October 20, 2010 / 12 Comments
Here’s a quick and easy pattern for a perfectly-fitting iPhone cozy pattern — a great way to use up leftover sock yarn, practice Magic Loop, and protect your precious screen. It even features a slot to plug in the phone. Read Post »
By Liat Gat – Founder / Magic Loop / May 20, 2011 / 12 Comments
When you are using Magic Loop to knit in the round, going backwards can be a little tricky, especially if you are just learning the technique. Here’s how to take out stitches on Magic Loop. Read Post »
By Liat Gat – Founder / Magic Loop / March 17, 2011 / 9 Comments
It’s easy to get confused when it’s time to purl on Magic Loop. The tell-tale sign is a funny double stitch where you should have just one purl stitch. Here’s how to recognize and prevent this problem. Read Post »
By Liat Gat – Founder / Fix Knitting Mistakes, Magic Loop / December 5, 2010 / 5 Comments
When you notice purl bumps on the outside of your work, you’ve gotten turned around on Magic Loop. What happened was you forgot to go back to ready position at the end of the round. Here’s how to do it right. Read Post »
By Liat Gat – Founder / Magic Loop / January 7, 2011 / 2 Comments
“Knitting in the Round on Magic Loop is a comprehensive, self-guided course disguised as an eBook. Easy-to-see demonstrations and clear, concise written instruction take you from beginning (casting on) to finished project in no time.” – Karrie of KnitPurlGurl.com Read Post »
Blog Post: How To Bind Off On Magic LoopBy Liat Gat – Founder / Magic Loop / May 27, 2011 / 1 Comment
There are a few challenges when it comes to binding off seamlessly on Magic Loop. At the end of your project it can be a challenge to get these ends to blend in completely seamlessly. Here’s how. Read Post »
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Free Pattern: “Aspen Ice” Super Bulky Lace Hat
The Aspen Ice Hat is a fast and easy knit hat for one skein of extra bulky or thick-and-thin yarn. It features a wide garter-stitch brim and an easy openwork body that spirals to a generous pompom at the tip. The hat is knit in the round using handspun, bulky, or thick-and-thin yarn. Tip: You can hold two strands of yarn together if your yarn isn’t thick enough. Includes instructions for knitting in the round on Magic Loop.
Free Pattern: Basic Magic Loop Hat Pattern – Worsted Weight
This basic beginner hat pattern is great for learning Magic Loop. Comes with directions for a fitted or slouchy hat and written for worsted-weight yarn.
Free Pattern: Hat – Basic Man Hat for Magic Loop – Worsted Weight
This basic hat features an extra-wide ribbed brim that folds up double to keep ears warm. The top of the hat has a pronounced decrease pattern that makes the hat look rugged and stylish at the same time.
Another basic hat for practicing Magic Loop, plus a new decrease (S2KP). Plus reading your work… it’s a great hat for practice.
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To check your gauge in the round, make a swatch on Magic Loop or DPNs and hold your gauge-checker over the stitches. Count how many stitches are in one inch.
How to do basic Magic Loop – free video! Use a 40-inch long circular needle to knit anything in the round, quickly and easily. No more double-pointed needles. Finally understand Magic Loop with KnitFreedom’s top video – over 500,000 views on YouTube.
A KnitFreedom member emailed me and asked,”What if I am starting the round with a purl stitch? I keep messing up!”
Does this sound familiar? If you knit American-style (with the yarn in your right hand), it is easy to get messed up.
The key is making sure the working yarn is underneath your right needle before you begin the stitch. Otherwise you will get an extra loop.
Sometimes, especially with new needles, the loops of cables on Magic Loop can get crazy loopy and all in your way. Here’s how to prevent that.
Recommended Circular Needles: Addi Turbo by Skacel
My favorite circular needles for knitting FAST. The blunt tips don’t hurt your fingertips, and the joins are smooth as silk.
Recommended Book: The Magic Loop by Bev Galeskas
This amazing book is what started it all for me. In it, Beverly Galeskas clearly explains how to use Sarah Hauschka’s ingenious technique of knitting in the round on one long circular needle.
“Socks and more” is right! Anything you can knit in the round, you can knit on Magic Loop, with no laddering, quickly, easily, and without using DPNs. Hooray! Thanks, Bev and Sarah!
Testimonial: Problem Solved and Sorted
So glad to have come across your video - How to Switch Needles on Magic Loop. My pattern required me to “rib” 2 x 2 then change to a bigger needle size in ML. Problem solved and sorted. Jolly good!
– Jose M.
Testimonial: I Am Smoothly Sailing AlongIn regards to: Magic Loop
Thanks to your detailed magic loop instructions, I am smoothly sailing along without messing up and not knowing why.
– Nancy R.
Testimonial: Immediately Grasped the ConceptIn regards to: Magic Loop
I want knitters who have given up on learning Magic Loop to know that your video is by far the best. I was almost ready to give it up myself when I found your video and immediately grasped the concept and have not looked back. Anyone who truly wants to learn Magic Loop only needs to follow your few steps. Thank you for your clear and precise instructions!
– Joan K.
Testimonial: A Better MethodIn regards to: Magic Loop, Top-Down Socks
I have never done Magic Loop prior to finding this. I attempted 1 pair of socks on 3 DPNs and was not happy with either the process or the result. (I hated dealing with all those needles!) I purchased this Top-Down Socks class in the hopes of finding a better method and I wasn't disappointed.
Your videos and instructions were so clear and easy to follow that I have now completed my first pair on ML and I'm hooked! (No pun intended). Haven't tried 2 at a time yet, but that's next up for me. I can see that now I'm going to have to purchase your knitting superstar book :-)
Testimonial: Got It Right AwayIn regards to: Magic Loop
Excellent. Very clear demonstration of Magic Loop. I got it right away. Thanks a million.
Testimonial: Sooo Helpful!In regards to: Magic Loop
I just purchased your magic loop ebook… sooo helpful! you are a hoot! I am awaiting my online order of suggested needles and am looking forward to knitting all the patterns I’ve been saving up (and avoiding due to instructions using dpn’s!) Many thanks for your enthusiasm (and being a great teacher)!
Testimonial: I’m HookedIn regards to: Magic Loop
Dear Liat, I wanted to take this little moment to thank you for your tutorials on YouTube. I have just discovered your videos and subsequently just signed up to learn more about knitting the Liat Way. I'm a very novice knitter, even though I have been poking away at knitting for a long time.
I recently "got a bee in my bonnet" about wanting to knit in the round... why not?... and in the process of learning about the different ways you can do that I discovered the Magic Loop trick.
After about six or more tries with different YouTube teachers, and still not getting it at all, I happened to watch your Magic Loop video. And it was so easy! Listening to you and watching your hands! I was able to figure it out and actually do it!
I am really excited to think that now I might be able to add to my ever growing pile of (fabulous) long knitted rectangles with some circular things for a change. (Ahem...) Cables and color work... who knows... the list goes on... It's great.
Thank you so much for your teacher's heart and your wonderful website and tutorials. I am hooked. Or maybe, I should say, "I'm knit!"
– Candace B.