Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Its Magic!

I am working on my February Lady Sweater, and started the sleeve!
Magic Loop
Do you see that twisted up circular needle? Well I decided it was time to learn the magic loop method of knitting in the round. My size 8 DPNs where wood, and I was knitting the sweater on my knitpicks options. I was afraid that my guage might be off with the change in needles so I went to and was educated. It is a great alternitive, and I am very pleased with this technique for this project.
Am I ready to swear off DPNs for good? Nah, I am a big fan of those pokey sticks. The dazzle the non-knitter. And I like that.

I don't know what the deal is with this yarn but I cannot get the color to show up right. I thought the natural light would help. No such luck.

Also, the previous post of mine was post 100! I can't believe I didn't throw a parade, or party or something to comemorate this moment. So happy 101st post to me! Woot.

Back to my magic looping. Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. I did the same thing with my latest sweater! I decided it was silly to have to sew up the sleeves when I like to knit in the round, but my appropriately sized dpns were only 5" long. So out came the long cable from my harmony options set and I learned to magic loop.

    Ditto on the dpns, but another technique in the arsenal is always a good things. :-)