How to Magic-Loop (video)


I was discussing the Magic-Loop technique with my cousin Amy the other day, and I realized that it is a technique I use quite a lot.  In fact, with the exception of 2(!) projects I can think of in my years of knitting, I have always used a longer needle than called for.  Only twice (my stalled “Perfect Knitting Bag” and the Spiral/Pinwheel Baby Blanket) did I use a needle smaller than the circumference of the knitting so I could knit around uninterrupted.

That being said, I know some people are mystified by the whole “Magic-Loop” idea.  I taught myself by following a photo-based tutorial online, but without needles in hand, even photos can be hard to figure out.

I put together a little video to show how I work Magic-Loop.  It’s not the best as I filmed it myself while knitting and talking, but at least the house was quiet and I think there is enough light to see what I’m doing.  I hate my voice in videos, but there’s nothing I can do about that!


If you have any questions, please ask!

Author: Jennifer Lori

Punny dork who makes stuff.

4 thoughts on “How to Magic-Loop (video)

  1. I started doing Magic Loop by accident years ago, LOL. But you know, I only pull out one loop, at the start of the round. I don’t get why you need the other loop mid-way.
    Congratulations on the GD test passing!! Are you following the Brewer’s diet? (I think that’s the name—extremely high protein)? There are lots of great VBAC sites on the internet, including one movie on youtube that shows many women having VBACs with babies that are larger than their first; that they had been told were ‘too large’. Good luck with this too! It can be a hard battle, but SO worth it!


  2. lol i understand it a lot better watching the video then reading the site you sent me! But i prob would have to do it first to 100% understand!


  3. Cool, when I get a few spare minutes I’ll check it out! Thank you!


  4. Cute voice on there! It sounds like you – not anything else!


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