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How to Knit in the Round Using the Magic Loop Method

Updated November 16, 2017
How to Knit in the Round Using the Magic Loop Method
How to Knit in the Round Using the Magic Loop Method
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The magic loop method is the newest and most innovative way when it comes to working in the round. This How to Knit in the Round Using the Magic Loop Method can show you just how truly magical it can be to knit in the round. This is a super fun and inventive way for you to switch up the way you are knitting in the round. Plus, this is great for people who are just learning how to knit in the round because you are still using the same motions and technique as knitting flat! 

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Materials List

  • Yarn
  • Circular knitting needle

How to Knit in the Round Using the Magic Loop Method

Magic Loop Method Instructions

  1. Cast on as many stitches as your pattern calls for. 

  2. Join your stitches into a round making sure not to add any twists into that cast on. 

  3. Evenly distribute your stitches on the two ends of your circular knitting needle. 

  4. Bring your working yarn to the back of your work by putting it inbetween your needles. 

  5. Take the back needle and pull it out of the stitches leaving the stitches to just be on the cable part of the needle. 

  6. Bend the cable of your ciruclar needle back and start working on the five stitches that are on your other needle like normal. 

  7. Pull the cable for your now bare needle through and have the half of the stitches distributed evenly between the two needles again. 

  8. Turn your work and repeat steps 4-7. 

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How does one start from the very beginning to use DPNs like in making a hat? Every pattern that I have seen for this method says that it is easy, but I do not even know where to start.I do not know how to even send this message. Hope it gets to you.

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