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Mastering Magic Loop Knitting


Price includes 4 hours of class.

A virtual class with Lorilee Beltman

July 9, 2:00-4:00pm & 5:00-7:00pm 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 4 weeks following the event.

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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.

Supply list
• 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. 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

No pre-class work required.

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique



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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Katherine P.

I was very impressed with the instructor. She went at a steady pace and answered all questions along the way.

Robert G.
Magic Loop

This class was great! Lori was well-prepared, thoughtfully answered questions and always seemed open to the needs of us as students. I was able to practice the technique after class due to the clear instructions and guidance she provided. I am glad the class was 4 hours rather than 2 as we really needed that time. She also gave us instructions on another cast on method and hints to use what we had learned. Overall, definitely worth the time spent!

Donna T.
Great class!

This wonderful class broadened my knitting horizons. Many uses for the magic loop were sampled during the class. For those of us who find double pointed needles finicky, this class was a godsend.