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Thread: Magic Loop Knitting Sock Tutorial

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    For those of us that are wanting to learn how to do this method, here's a written tutorial on it.

    http://knittinggirl-lovetoknit.blogs...-tutorial.html

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    Well, I read through most of it, but it isn't easy to visualise without some wool and needles in your hands. I am still mystified as to what advantage there is to using this method? Can someone please enlighten me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Well, I read through most of it, but it isn't easy to visualise without some wool and needles in your hands. I am still mystified as to what advantage there is to using this method? Can someone please enlighten me.
    I'm not a expert by an means, but from what I can gather it's supposed to be easier than using the 4 double point needle method. Also you can make 2 socks at the same time. I'll be happy if I can make just 1 at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuesy
    I'm not a expert by an means, but from what I can gather it's supposed to be easier than using the 4 double point needle method. Also you can make 2 socks at the same time. I'll be happy if I can make just 1 at a time.
    That's right. Making 2 at a time avoids the 1 sock syndrome. I just made my first pair toe-up 2 at a time with magic loop. Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ
    Quote Originally Posted by tuesy
    I'm not a expert by an means, but from what I can gather it's supposed to be easier than using the 4 double point needle method. Also you can make 2 socks at the same time. I'll be happy if I can make just 1 at a time.
    That's right. Making 2 at a time avoids the 1 sock syndrome. I just made my first pair toe-up 2 at a time with magic loop. Love it!
    I'd love to see them. :) Would you also mind sharing what pattern you used? Was it hard to do the 2 at the same time?

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    I am quite happy to knit one at a time, and I use two circular needles knitting from the toe up. I don't do any fancy patterns, just knit (which looks like stocking stitch).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuesy
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuesy
    I'm not a expert by an means, but from what I can gather it's supposed to be easier than using the 4 double point needle method. Also you can make 2 socks at the same time. I'll be happy if I can make just 1 at a time.
    That's right. Making 2 at a time avoids the 1 sock syndrome. I just made my first pair toe-up 2 at a time with magic loop. Love it!
    I'd love to see them. :) Would you also mind sharing what pattern you used? Was it hard to do the 2 at the same time?
    I'm taking a class for them and we will bind off on thursday. Then I'll show a picture. The pattern is one from the yarn shop that was provided with the class. When I post the picture, I'll put up a couple of links to the cast-on we used as well as the bind off. Two at a time is not hard once you know the "magic loop" method and once you get them cast on. There is a lot of information plus very helpful videos on the internet. I really wouldn't have needed the class except to get me to actually do it. Don't use the tiny sock yarn with tiny needles for your first try. That was my biggest mistake when I tried it on my own.

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    Lacelady.. I'd love to see your socks that you made.

    DJ.. Can't wait to see them. Hopefully I didn't just order the wrong needles..

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    here's a very good tut for two-at-a-time sox on one needle

    http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/2mlsocks_start.htm

    lots of good pix! uses ww yarn -- makes it easy to follow and fun to do.

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    Here's the cast on that we did for the socks . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhBIS0AhhQY
    This works great.

    Here are some different bind offs:

    Elastic bind off: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mGIt...eature=related

    or: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJjm3...eature=related (I like this method)

    The bind off method we used on the socks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfnav...eature=related (I didn't like this method)

    I just found this one and I'm going to try it next. I think I'm going to love it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abBhe-JYmgI

    And here are my toe-up magic loop socks...
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