Knitting in the Round: Magic Loop - Friday, March 13, 2:00-3:30 pm
Knitting in the Round: Magic Loop
Instructor: Cynthia Gilbertson
Date: Friday, March 13, 2:00-3:30 pm
A “magic loop” is an ingenious method for working small circumferences in the round (think mittens, sleeve cuffs, socks, etc.) It looks less like wrestling a porcupine than working with double-pointed needles does, and it can help knitters avoid the “ladders” that can happen when working on double-points.
But the magic loop method has its secrets, and we will reveal them in this class while working on a cute little baby hat. And if you don’t have a new baby to give the hat to, Northfield Yarn would be happy to take your hat to the Northfield Hospital, which offers every new baby a handmade hat.
This class is suitable for advanced beginners who are comfortable knitting, purling, and combining knits and purls on the same row. It will help if you can recognize the difference between a knit stitch and a purl stitch when they are on the needles.
Supplies to bring to class:
(registered students receive 10% off class supply purchases, excluding patterns)
Yarn: Approx 40y of a washable dk yarn (e.g., Snuggly or Crofter)
Needles: A 32” or 40” US #4 circular needle (bamboo or wood is recommended for maximum control)
Notions: One stitch marker for the start of the round
Pattern: The pattern will be provided in class
* See the main Classes page for our policy about class changes and cancellations.