Craft, stitchin' and sustainable living

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The magic loop

See that? That is the start of a pair of socks, knitted using the magic loop. I only learned of this technique recently - knitting something with a small circumference (like socks) on a set of bigger circular needles - but since I've started researching it, everyone has been singing it's praises. I'm not completely convinced yet as I usually quite like using double pointed needles, but I am giving it a fair go and learning a new technique while I'm at it. If you're curious about the magic loop, have a look at this.

The socks are actually for boyfriend. Last time I tried to knit socks it was a bit of a disaster, but I'm a more experienced knitter now, so I thought I would give it another go. It's also something I can do as we travel on trains throughout Europe - yes - we are leaving today for a trip through the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium! Oui Oui! So it might be a bit quiet around the Stitchybritt blog for the next month, but if I make some cool crafty discoveries I will be sure to let you know. You can also follow me on Twitter (I'm @stitchybritt) as I intend to tweet updates of my sock knitting escapades.

Until then, auf wiedersehn!


  1. It's certainly the perfect time of year for knitted socks! Lucky boy. Have a fabulous trip! Looking forward to hearing about your adventures :)

    Katie x

  2. Oh, knitting socks is scary! I've been keeping securely away from them ever since the beginning...

  3. The magic has worked and I reckon I could try socks on those needles... Once I master a Enjoy your trip!!

    Xo Steph

  4. Britt I tried this out on the weekend and am in love with the magic loop! Which is good as my knitted seams are atrocious. Only beanies though I'm still not brave enough for socks