Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Choose Your Knitting Wands

My Hogwarts Sock Swap 2 pal asked how socks can be knitted with circulars instead of DPNs.

There are two methods. The first with one very long circular 'wand'. Also known as the Magic Loop method.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/ (Video tutorial)

The second with two circular 'wands' (needles).
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/ (Video tutorial)

I've tried both and found I prefer the two circ method since the Magic Loop puts tension between the two stitches where the loop of the long cable is folded. I still use the Magic Loop method sometimes if I don't have two of the same size circ wands handy. And I love it that two socks or two sleeves can be finished at the same time.


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