Magic Loop

I've spent the day exploring the use of the 'Magic Loop'.  I've had no problem getting used to the technique - far from it - the technique is very easy but it is far from comfortable.  I'll definately stick with double point needles - they seem to me by far the easier to use. I know that some of you chaps enthuse about the Magic Loop but is anyone as dissatisfied with it as I am?

Kenny's picture

I have a tutorial on my blog on how to knit 2 socks at the same time using the magic loop technique.  I'm  still not sure what i like better, but it's just something that i wanted to learn. 

Bill's picture

coouldn't find the tutorial of knitting two socks...

Kenny's picture

Sorry, it's in previous posts..... here's the addressses


Cast On

Ribbing and Magic Loop Profile

Heel Flap 

Heel Turn & Repositioning


I need to put them all in one place..... 



Love Magic Loop for sweater sleeves. But still do my socks on dpns. Just depends on what you enjoy, I guess.

 Probably the best use for Magic Loop for me involves sleeves. With a long needle, I can keep the increases synchronized and grow the sleeves, doing the same thing at the same place. Even with the best of notes, I occasionally get one sleeve "off" from the other. Well, I have been confused with an absent-minded professor every once in a while.

Have fun,


kiwiknitter's picture

 I always knit socks 2 at a time and I thought I was using the ML method but now I see by the tutorial pictures that I'm using another method.  I use 2 circulars at the same time, side by side.  This was how I was taught.  My best friend was just showing me how he is knitting one sock on the ML and now I see how 2 work on it just as well.  I may just try it with one needle.  I find it very easy to do and much less cumbersome than using the dp's.

I've got knitting fever in the worsted way.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly