You asked: What is magic loop knitting used for?

Is Magic loop the same as knitting in the round?

MAGIC LOOP. Often when using circular needles to knit in the round you may have a cord that is longer than the number of cast on stitches. … This circular knitting method is not to be confused with the Magic Ring (Magic Loop) method used in crochet.

What does DPN stand for in knitting?

Take on double-pointed needles (DPNs), which are a practical choice for knitting in the round. These needles are distinguished by having points on either end-that means no stopper for your stitches-and are often used for knitting in the round.

Can I use DPN instead of circular needles?

And the answer to this question is: Yes! Of course it’s possible! As long as you are knitting a small project on the round, you can absolutely replace a set of 5 dpns with circular needles and you can also do magic loop, if that’s your thing…

What is the magic loop method in knitting on circulars?

Magic Loop is a technique for working in the round that avoids the use of double pointed needles. Using longer-than-usual circular needles, you can knit projects even with very small circumferences, like wee little socks, crowns of hats, cuffs of sleeves… the list goes on!

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Do you need circular needles to knit a blanket?

I recommend ALWAYS using circular needles when knitting a blanket. You will still knit back-and-forth in rows, but the weight of the numerous stitches and growing fabric will rest on your lap as you work, rather than your wrists having to bear the strain.