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Old 06-09-2007, 01:13 PM   #1
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Magic Loop- am I doing it right?
So last night I decided to bite the bullet and try magic loop. After all, I have been knitting since late November of last year, and all I have done is flat knitting and seaming. I don't have DPN's, but I bought long cables with my options in anticipation of learning magic loop.

It was actually quite easy after I got through the first 4 or so rows and really got the hang of it. I finished a case for my nintendo DS- (within just a couple hours- so magic loop really speeds me up!) however, I noticed that the stockinette is on the inside? Is that normal? I finished it, sewed the end shut, and flipped it out the other way.

The big issue I have is the sides that would have been seamed are just a little bigger, so there is a line of tiny holes going up the side. Is that just because I need more practice? I pulled as tightly as I could with the first stitch, so I was sure that wouldn't happen. Any hints or tricks for me?
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Old 06-09-2007, 01:52 PM   #2
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Just like in regular circular knitting with dpns or a circ, the `tube' can flip around and you knit on the inside. It's easily taken care of by flipping inside out. The holes are called ladders and it takes some practice to minimize them. One way is to change the stitches where the loops are on every round by knitting 1 or two more before pulling out the loop.

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Old 06-09-2007, 10:03 PM   #3
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Thank you Sue, I will give that a try!
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:27 PM   #4
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sounds like you are doing great. flip the tube the other way around so it is right side out. and the ladders will improve with practice. just like it got easier after the first 4 rows.
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:18 PM   #5
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Thank you all for your answers here. I'm about to try magic loop for the first time on a sleeve, and this helps!
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