Saturday, January 01, 2005

New year, new things to learn

Happy New Year, all! In honor of the new year, I've decided to learn (or at least try) a new knitting technique. Well, the technique isn't new, but it's new to ME. I'm talking about this

I bought this booklet some time ago, but had never taken the time to actually pull out needles and yarn to give it a try. A couple of nights ago, I decided to give it a whirl, and it's actually very easy and fun.

I'm always impressed by the ingenuity of others, and this is definitely an inventive technique. Theoretically, you can knit anything tubular on a 40" circular needle using this technique. I'm thinking about trying this on some simple mittens to see if I can really get the hang of it. If so, I'll have a new, faster way to knit small projects in the round. And if not, I'll at least have tried something new and different!


Kristin said...

I love The Magic Loop. I learned from an online tutorial and one of the girls at the store. I don't call it that name, per se, but it's the same thing. I adore it. It works really well for the tippy top of a hat when you don't have dpns, too. And sleeves.

goodkarma said...

This is one of those techniques that I've been meaning to learn how to use. Do you think that using a 32" needle works just as well? My addi turbos are mostly 32"ers. .... Happy New Year!....