Magic Loop is the art of using one long circular needle to knit in the round. Invented by Sarah Hauschka, it is an ingenious improvement on other methods of knitting in the round like double-pointed needles. You can knit anything in the round and even do two-at-a-time knitting using Magic Loop. At KnitFreedom we specialize in teaching Magic Loop knitting.

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.


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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How to Knit in the Round on Basic Magic Loop

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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.



Blog Post: How to Neaten the Last Stitch of Your Bind-Off in the Round

How to Neaten the Last Stitch of Your Bind Off in the Round Knitting TrickBy Liat Gat – Founder / Bind-Off Tips and Tricks, Bind-Offs, Magic Loop, Tips and Tricks / February 13, 2014 / 172 Comments

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.

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Blog Post: Free Key Cozy Pattern For Leftover Sock Yarn

Trio of Key Cozies made with the key cozy patternBy 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.

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Blog Post: Free Pattern: Basic Magic Loop Hat

Liat modeling the Basic Magic Loop hat in purpleBy 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.

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Blog Post: The Best Circular Needles For Magic Loop

By 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.

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Blog Post: Magic Loop 2.0 – Adapting Patterns, Purling, and More

Purling on Magic Loop square cropBy 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.

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Blog Post: Traveling Loop Method For Magic Loop

By 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.

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Blog Post: Getting Turned Inside Out… In More Ways Than One

Funny photo of a woman with an inside-out umbrellaBy 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.

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Blog Post: How To Switch Needles on Magic Loop

By 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.

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Blog Post: Free iPhone Cozy Pattern

By 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.

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Blog Post: “Tinking” on Magic Loop – How to Undo Knitting in the Round

Undo Knitting in the RoundBy 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.

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Blog Post: Purling Tips: How To Purl On Magic Loop (How to Start with a Purl Stitch)

Purling on Magic Loop square cropBy 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.

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Blog Post: Getting Turned Around (Purl Bumps on Outside) on Magic Loop

Getting turned around/inside out on Magic LoopBy 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.

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Blog Post: Knit Purl Gurl Reviews “Learn to Knit in the Round on Magic Loop”

KnitPurlGurl logoBy 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

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Blog Post: How To Bind Off On Magic Loop

By 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.

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How to Check Your Gauge in the Round

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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.


Fixing Mistakes on Magic Loop

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How to Knit in the Round on Basic Magic Loop

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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.


How to Go Faster on Magic Loop

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Keep Your Loops of Magic Loop The Right Size

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How to Switch Needles on Magic Loop

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Purling on Magic Loop (How to Start with a Purl Stitch)

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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.


Stop Pulling The First Stitch Too Tight on Magic Loop

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When You’ve Turned Your Knitting Inside-Out (Magic Loop)

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Accidental Round-End Yarn-Overs

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Going The Wrong Way/Getting Turned Around on Magic Loop

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Twisting Loops of Cable on Magic Loop

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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.


Undo Knitting Stitch by Stitch on Magic Loop

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Redistribute Stitches As Needed on Magic Loop – The “One Stitch Left” Challenge

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The Traveling Loop Technique for Magic Loop

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Avoiding Gaps in Two-at-a-Time Socks and Magic Loop

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Recommended Circular Needles: Addi Turbo by Skacel

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My favorite circular needles for knitting FAST. The blunt tips don’t hurt your fingertips, and the joins are smooth as silk.

My recommended needle lengths are:
– 47″ for two-at-a-time knitting
– 40″ for anything else on Magic Loop
– 30-47″ for Moebius knitting

Buy Addi Turbo online


Recommended Book: The Magic Loop by Bev Galeskas

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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!

Buy The Magic Loop online


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