I have been meaning to learn the art of the magic loop for quite sometime. A lot of people in my weekly knitting group rave about how it has changed their knitting lives. So a couple of youtube videos later I’m looping! I have to admit it was a little tricky at first. The tricky part really lies in keeping your stiches all facing the correct way on the first few rows. However, after a few practices I got it down. Here are two vidoes that I used. 1) KNITFreedom- Magic Loop Knitting and 2) KnitPicks-Magic Loop Knitting Tutorial. They are pretty good about explaining the steps and what to look out for when starting out.
For my first magic loop project, I am trying to recreate one of these cute dinosaur hats for newborns. My lovely sister is trying to expand her photography portfolio and asked for me to make her some photo props. I plan on using Berroco’s Modern Cotton (Pima cotton/ modal rayon blend) in color 1654 (medium blue) for the hat and then some scraps of green for the horns. Check back for progress!