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Old 02-12-2009, 05:45 AM   #1
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Is there a name for one-loop Magic Loop?
Is it still called Magic Loop if you are only using one loop instead of two? Just curious!
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:20 AM   #2
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I thought magic loop only used one loop? the loop between the two groups of stitches?
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:37 AM   #3
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I believe it's Modified Magic Loop. Great technique, I really like it.
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I call it Halfaloop, but it's generally known as a Modified ML, or variation on ML.

ML has 2 loops, tarrentella, one on the left and one on the right, when you loop the right hand needle around.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:28 AM   #5
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I suppose you are right, i just always considered that to be a sort of continuation of the first loop. Isn't it odd how things can be interpreted differently!
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Hee hee hee...Halfaloop! I think I'll call it that from now on!

I just started a Fair Isle beret and the needles I wanted to use were already on another project. So I used a set that's a little too short for Magic Loop, but a little too big for regular circs, and I didn't feel like using DPNs. Halfaloop works perfect.

Can't remember who was calling ML "Mickey Mouse" technique because the loops make two Micky Mouse ears...that amused me no end...I must remember to get a life.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:19 AM   #7
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Is there a video or a picture of the "halfaloop" method? I can't imagine how it works.
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Basically, you know how in Magic Loop, you pull the cable out between the middle of the stitches, then you pull the right needle out of the stitches? So it makes two loops? In Halfaloop (hee hee), you leave the stitches where they are, but pull the right needle out anyway. Start knitting off of the left needle. The right needle cable will make the one single loop. You will have to stop occasionally to move the stitches off the right needle onto the main cable, so you have to have a flexible cable to do this.

The stitches stay on one bigger loop in your normal circular needle ring.

Does that help?
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Funny - I could never really understand all the loops in ML and just couldn't concentrate on paying attention to learn it. But the Modified or halfa loop is so easy, obvious and simple, now I can figure out the regular ML w/out using any tuts or directions.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:59 AM   #10
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Ahhh! Actually, now that I think about it--that's what I've done on a couple of occasions in a pinch! I guess I didn't really pay attention to the distinctions!
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