Monday, April 02, 2007

It's Magic

I have discovered something great - a way to knit small things in the round without dpns! No ladders, no dropped stitches, no fumbling to get things set up. It's the Magic Loop method, which uses one long circular. I am in awe of the brilliance of the person who came up with this idea!

I had heard about the method, but didn't think much about it until my SP9 sent me a booklet on how to do it, needles and sock yarn. Shortly after, one of my favorite LYS's, Minds Eye Yarn, offered a class on it. It's not hard to pick up, but I'm glad that I took the class because the instructor , Danielle, had so many great tips. Plus, it was easier to pick up actually seeing it being done.

In just three hours, I'd knitted the darling little pink sock pictured here. I made the blue one on my own later. Remarkably, I've even made the blue one a mate. Now I just need to find a baby boy to give them to.

The next challenge will be to do two socks at once. Danielle assured us that it's much more complicated to describe how to do it than to actually do it.


Danielle said...

I like using dpns better, but she's right, its not difficult to learn magic loop or 2 socks at the same time (on 2 circs)! The socks look great!

loribird said...

Alright, alright; I may have to give it a try after all, since it seems to go so fast... :)
They look fantastic, by the way. So glad you've found a method that works well for you - next you'll be cranking out the Jen-sized socks!

Lisa L said...

YAY!! Great job! I just knew you'd love the technique! You'll have to let me know how the 2 socks at once goes - that's one technique that I haven't tried yet!