Mastering Magic Loop Knitting
With Lorilee Beltman
Aug 6, 1:00-3:00pm & 4:00-6:00pm CDT
Not dpn’s. Not two circ’s. Learn to use just one circular needle of a comfortable length to create any knitting in the round—from the closed-start at the toe of a toe-up sock to the open-start at the brim of a hat, and everything in between. It’s magic!
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
Learn to knit in the round on a small circumference without double-pointed needles using a technique called Magic Loop Knitting. It is accomplished with one long circular needle—as if by magic!
We will learn best practices for best results, and we will practice two applications. One is for a closed-start, for toe-up sock. The other is for an open-start, for the cuff of a mitten or sleeve, or a top-town sock. You will see how to use your one circular needle to create any knitting in the round from the size of a finger on a glove to a hat, and everything in between.
Lorilee will include lots of tips for understanding the process and for creating pretty results. As a bonus, the class handout includes a full pattern for a hat and mitten set and another surprise so you can practice your new skills right away.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Student must have some experience knitting in the round.
__100-gram ball of worsted-weight yarn. With this you will be able to make two projects from the handout: a pair of ribbed wrist warmers, and the Spare-pocket pattern. You will also be able to practice just the toe portion of a toe-up sock. If you want to make the matching set of hat and mitts, a second skein is needed. Solid colors, kettle-dyed yarns, variegated yarn, or self-striping yarns all work.
__One 32″ long circular needle. Here are the specifics. Choose a needle with straight tips. Varieties that have a bend or ‘elbow’ in the needle won’t work. Choose a needle with a flexible, yet sturdy cable. Brands like ChiaGoo and Skacel Addi work well.
__For the projects here, choose a size you would normally use for working the rib of a worsted sweater, US 4-6/3.5-4mm
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes