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MilkyMama
01-16-2007, 11:35 AM
I can't for the life of me figure out how to cast on two things using magic loop. I've knit quite a bit on magic loop and have done two things at the same time, but had to cast on to other needles and move them over (total pain).

I'm making mittens (from the bottom up). I can get the first one going fine, but can't figure out how to do the second one. Would it work okay if I was doing top down?

TIA!

blueeyes28
01-16-2007, 12:52 PM
wouldn't you just cast on with 2 balls of yarn each mitten using it's own ball that is how I do socks

Jenelle
01-16-2007, 12:54 PM
Doing top down would be fine!

Here (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTstraightlaced.html) is a tutorial on how to knit two socks on two circs.. Maybe that can help you out?

MilkyMama
01-16-2007, 01:46 PM
Doing top down would be fine!

Here (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTstraightlaced.html) is a tutorial on how to knit two socks on two circs.. Maybe that can help you out?

Okay, that makes sense for 2 needles, but I can't do it with magic loop. When CO the second set, there's no way to do it and have the working end of yarn on the working end of the needles. And I can't just move the stitches one at a time either. I have to take them all off which is so hard when it's just a CO row.

BTW, I just realized I posted this in the wrong forum. sorry. Don't know why I did that. So just to make this a bit more legit..These are going to be two sets of mittens for my friends' kids (3yr and 10 mo). I'm using Lamb's Pride worsted. I've made one pair for my 3 yr old and they came out decent. I wish it was a bitttt softer. But she loves them. The ones for the 10 mo old will be thumbless and have really long cuffs so he can't get them off so easily and the 3 yr old's will just be regular mitts. Now I need to figure out a better way to finish the tops. They're so pointly and I like them more rounded.

MilkyMama
01-16-2007, 02:50 PM
This might be how to do it. I'm going to try it now and see.

http://www.knitaddicted.com/files/MagicLoop.pdf

MilkyMama
01-16-2007, 03:05 PM
okay, that's it! You first CO 1/2 of the stitches for the first item. Then all of the stitches for the second item. Then split the stitches for the second item by bending the cable and pulling it out. Last, CO the rest of the stitches for the second item.

I did have to turn it around in my hands a few times after to make sure when I started that the working yarn was in the back.

BEAUTIFUL!

I'll go post this over in the how to section

Thanks for looking everyone!