Fall is here and winter won’t be too far behind. It’s just the right time to pick up those needles and get to work on socks, mitts, and hats for the cooler weather. Some folks prefer to knit with double points. I personally love them, though admit that they can be tricky. It can be hard to divide up those stitches and keep them all on the needles.
When using the magic loop method, you knit your project using cable needles. This decreases the amount of the needles you have to work with at one time and keeps things neat and tidy. Just as with any project that is worked in the round, you just have to be sure not to create any ladders (long spaces) when setting up the beginning round. The magic loop method is perfect for those smaller projects such as hats, socks, and my favorite, fingerless mitts.Watch this video tutorial to see how easy it is!
Magic Loop Method Patterns
Here are a few free knitting patterns that you can try out using the amazing magic loop method!
Creative Key Cozy – Your keys get cold and you probably get cold digging around for the right one to your home or car. Keep them cozy and identify them faster with little knit cozies!
Summer Slice Socks – These pretty pink socks are match perfectly with bright summer outfits, but with fall rolling in, knit them up in warm, autumn colors to feel snuggly in your colder weather shoes.
Tiny Acorn Pattern – Did I mention fall is here? Celebrate the change in the outdoors with your own knit acorn.