Knitting in the Round: Learn the Magic Loop Technique

Join knitting instructor Lorilee Beltman for this web seminar and learn how to knit in the round with the magic loop method
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Did you know that nearly all of your in-the-round knitting can be done on one long circular needle? In this web seminar, knitting instructor Lorilee Beltman will show you how.

You'll learn the maneuvers it takes to knit with the magic loop method, understand the concept behind doing so, realize where you can use it, and even save money on needles by using one long circular knitting needle for everything.

With this webinar, you'll learn:

  • What is magic loop knitting and who started it
  • What tools to use
  • Learn how to get started with an open loop, as in a hat starting at the brim, or sleeve starting at the cuff
  • Learn how to proceed in the round from the start
  • Learn the best time to check that your work is not twisted
  • Avoid ladders, or their opposite, pleats
  • Learn how to magic loop starting with a closed start, as in the center of a circular shawl, or the beginning of a toe-up sock
  • Tips for shuffling
  • How to use markers, or, how to use yarn instead of round markers when magic looping
  • Half-looping it
  • Learn how you can save substantial amounts of “needle” money by knowing how to magic loop

About Lorilee Beltman:

This former yarn shop owner's experience providing answers for a steady stream of questioning knitters taught her the value of delivering an honest answer with kindness. She urges her students to try projects that introduce new techniques. Since 2009, she has enjoyed her students at national events and looks forward to meeting you in class!

Her articles or designs have been published in The Ultimate Hat Book (Vogue/Soho Publishing), Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin' Sock Club, Interweave Knits Magazine, Interweave's Sockupied eMag, Twist Collective, and Beyond Toes by Judy Becker. She is a Craft Yarn Council certified knitting instructor and a TNNA designer/teacher member.

Tent-camping with her husband and boys has brought her to over twenty National and Provincial Parks. Lorilee grew up in Pittsburgh, spent thirty years in west Michigan, and now calls Seattle home.

Who Should Download this webinar:

  • Knitters curious about the technique
  • Knitters who are not in love with their double-pointed needles
  • Knitters who have tried magic loop knitting but feel they need a couple tips to get better results or to get the knitting flowing more smoothly
  • Double-pointed needle users who have a habit of either losing a needle or dropping one, usually between the seats of the car or some other unreachable spot!
  • Knitters who want to save money on needle purchases
Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU EP10585
Product Type Video Download
File Type MP4
Author/Designer Lorilee Beltman
Customer Reviews (2)
Disappointed in platform
The material presented was on target and helpful. With that said I was very disappointed this was a slide presentation. I would not have purchased it had I known. Pictures are great but no comparison to a video demo. Review by Mal (Posted on 9/1/2015)
Cool technique!
This webinar is very well structured. I learned a lot. But, because I also forgot a lot since the webinar, it's very nice to have its recording handy. I go back to it, when I feel unsure. I just used this technique for knitting tiny X-mas tree decorations in the round, and it worked perfectly!
I highly recommend this webinar; Lorilee Beltman is a good instructor, and I love her tone of voice.
Review by Myriam (Posted on 12/28/2014)
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