Magic Loop

How to use a long circular needle to knit a small tube.

We will start to make hand-warmers, but this technique can be used for socks and sleeves and anything with a small circumference.

Assumed knowledge: confident with knitting in the round

Please bring:

  • 4mm circular needle, 100cm long
  • Pale/medium coloured 8ply yarn with a smooth texture (Adorn Silky Merino DK is ideal, but any suitable yarn is fine) - two 50g balls
  • Notebook and pen for taking notes. You are welcome to video my demonstrations on your phone for personal use.