Troubleshooting Magic Loop Knitting

Magic Loop Knitting

It seemed to take me forever to master Magic Loop Knitting! I watched every YouTube video I could find, practiced like a crazy woman and still had ladders or mysterious yarn overs or even odd holes here and there! However, I’ve got it down now and LOVE using this technique! If you’re having trouble mastering Magic Loop, maybe there’s something in my video that could help:

Filming Tutorials from Overhead #2

Here’s the set up I currently use to film my tutorials. It’s super low tech and very effective (and virtually FREE)!

OR, if you’d rather use a tripod, then see what you think about this option:

Knit Baby Hats Scrapbuster

Knit Baby Hats

Here’s a fun “recipe” to knock out some of those wonderful worsted weight scraps we always seem to have on hand. No fancy decreases to worry about. They’re fast and fun! The hats pictured here are a 6 month size but adjust the number of cast on stitches and it works for any size!

Download this free guide: Knit Baby Hats Scrapbuster!

Questions? See the “Recipe Walk-Thru” here:

Crochet Chain Tracks Scrapbuster Tutorial

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Sometimes simple is best and it’s certainly working for this precious scrap hat! Look a little closer…

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It’s a chain neatly encased between tracks on each side. A very tailored and polished look!

Recipe: It’s a basic double crochet beanie – stop about 1 – 1.5 inches before the end and…

  1. Change to a new color. Single crochet back loop only. Join.
  2. Change back to the first color and single crochet camel stitch all the way around. Join.
  3. Double crochet back loop only. Join. Sew in ends!

If you have any questions, here’s the video tutorial. I also include tips and tricks, how to determine how much yarn you need for that stripe and demonstrate the join I like best for this hat.

Reversible Fair Isle Beanie for Addi Express

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As requested by Laura Brown, here’s an Addi Express King Size tutorial for a great hat! The Addi Fair Isle technique was taught to me in this video by The Answer Lady Knits.

  • This pattern is recommended for Intermediate to Advanced Addi users!
  • If you’re already familiar with fair isle on the Addi then the “pattern” below will be all you need.
  • If you’ve never done fair isle on the Addi, please watch the video before you post a question!

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This hat was done with Vanna’s Choice colors Purple, Pink and Mustard.
130 rows total

2016 Crafty Goals

I keep my crafty goals very general because my yarn is my de-stresser! I would never want to ruin that with too much pressure on my beloved hobby but I think it’s important to grow, learn and be a better version of yourself… even when it comes to yarn!

How did I do last year? What’s in store for this year? Have a look:

Crochet Camel Stitch Slouchy Tutorial

I showed this hat a few weeks ago on my YouTube channel and got several requests for a pattern and tutorial. Since it’s so fun to do, it was my pleasure!

Here’s the Crochet Camel Stitch Slouchy¬†pattern.

And the video is below!