The Magic Loop Technique Step by Step

Knitting in the round is a great way to finish a project faster and to avoid seaming. Over the centuries knitters came up with quite a few ways to work in the round – using four needles, five needles, one, two or even more circular needles… 

But recently one way of working in the round became an instant hit. It is called “the magic loop”.

This technique is relatively new, it was invented by Sarah Hauschka and Bev Galeskas from, and thousands (maybe millions) of knitters are eternally grateful to them for this ingenious idea.

What makes this technique so unique that it became extremely popular almost overnight (if you search Google for “magic loop knitting”, you’ll get 15.5 million results)? As is the case with many popular techniques, the answer is – simplicity:

You can knit any project on just one circular needle, even two projects at a time (like socks, mittens or sweater sleeves). There is no need to change to a smaller cable when you start decreasing stitches at the top of a hat, for example. 

Your project doesn’t look (and feel!) like a porcupine with needles sticking out all around it. When you have just one circular needle, you can fold your project neatly and carry it in your purse wherever you go.

You don’t waste time moving the needles around, and that leaves more time for actual knitting, which results in finishing your project faster. 

Magic loop is a simple, elegant, portable solution to working in the round. 

Let’s see how it works.

I know firsthand that once you try this method you will forget about your double pointed needles.

Beware! 🙂

The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #1Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (190 pages!) with this and 22 other tutorials included in the collection.

You will also receive two e-books and six knitting patterns as a special bonus, so go ahead and get it all right now before you forget 😊

If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book

Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.

“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.

Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko -

The Magic Loop Technique Step by Step | 10 rows a day
The Magic Loop Technique Step by Step | 10 rows a day
The Magic Loop Technique Step by Step | 10 rows a day