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:

14 thoughts on “Troubleshooting Magic Loop Knitting

  1. Margaret, I know you have a video of how to make a “poofy” top to an addi hat! I am making hats for my grandkids and in order to get them wide enough for their heads, they are ending up too long from brim to top! Can you point me in the right direction to see your video on how to finish off an Addi hat with a cute poofy flower/kinda-thing? (LOL – my description is poor!) Any help would be greatly appreciated! Your videos have taught me everything I know and do on an Addi!!

  2. You crack me up! You’re more interesting and informative than you give yourself credit for. I’ve been knitting for almost 60 years, but I’ve learned SO MUCH from YOU! Plus, your personality brightens my day. Keep going!

    • Thank you, Sharon! I’m just so glad I have people to share my love of yarn with. That’s the whole reason I started making videos to begin with! My friends don’t get in and think I crazy!

      • I’m sure your friends think you’re delightful even if they don’t appreciate yarn. (Let us pray for the their enlightenment. LOL) Tis better to collect yarn than to collect dust, I always say. 😉

  3. Love your vidios they are so gosh darn cute! Is there any way you could show the end of making a hat on magic loop? I see lots of vidios beginning and the middle but no one shows the end of it.

    • Thanks for the kind words, Linda! Since Magic Loop is a technique and not a pattern, nothing changes at the end of a hat or ANY project for that matter! Just do what the pattern says. Ex: *k8, k2tog* would mean that you knit 8 stitches and then knit 2 together repeating that until the end of the row. As you see in magic loop, a row is split in half so you do that on both sides until you get back around to the yarn tail which always indicates the start of your hat. See? It’s the exact same thing as knitting in the round with a 16″ circular or DPNs! That’s why you rarely see videos demonstrating the end of a hat. I searched “magic loop decrease” on YouTube and got this:

  4. Hello Margaret, I want to share with you how much you brighten my days with your smiles and words on your videos. I love your YouTube presentations – didn’t quite figure out how to message you there. I’ve learned so much from you. I joined your Channel and have been watching each new post and have gone all the way back to your first and am moving forward to catch up to the present :). Please don’t stop your videos and blog. Just wanted to let you know you are appreciated.

    • Goodness! What a nice message to wake up to this morning! Thank you, Peggy! Some of those videos are painful to watch so you may want to rethink that strategy!

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