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OK, OK, turns out Magic Loop is super cool. The other night I decided to go ahead and finish the sleeves on the sweater tee I have been working on, Rusted Root. The pattern called for switching to DPNs in a size that I do not have, so I decided to give magic loop another shot. I did it and it worked. Having been successful this time around, I figured out what I was doing wrong. Since I naturally knit pretty tight, this was my problem the first time around. It was causing huge gaps. I decided to loosen up a bit and what do you know, it worked! I wouldn’t say I am a 100% fan yet, but I am getting there, one magic loop at a time…
A friend of mine has been raving about magic loop for some time now. DPNs have always made me a little weary, so I thought that the magic loop would be a hit. Well, turns out I am not that big of a fan. For whatever reason I am having a terrible time keeping my tension on the two “ends”. After about 10 rows into the Fiddlehead mittens, I made an executive decision to rip it out and start it over with DPNs. I am not done with Magic Loop. I REALLY want it to work. I think I will give it a go on another project that does not involve stranded knitting.
So far I am really enjoying making the Fiddlehead Mittens. Stranded knitting is a breeze. As long as you stay organized, you are good to go. Since I had to rip it out, I am only 8 rows into the first mitten so far. Between that and making a baby shower gift at the last minute, I am moving pretty slow on this project. Right now I have 3 other projects on the needles. I am the type of knitter who needs to have multiple projects going on, other wise I get bored. I will finish these mittens soon. It IS Malabrigo March after all!!
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